The Borough of Bedford is a great place in which to

Cycle

but it is not just for sport or leisure

The urban area is relatively flat and has an extensive cycle network of off-road and quiet on-road routes with signal controlled crossings of busier roads making it a
safe, quick and cheap

short distance
'door to door'
mode of transport

to get you to

Work
School
Shops
Railway Station

It is also healthier as well as being kinder to the environment

Cycling has been on the increase in Bedford for some years with an average rise of 7% per year seen over the last eight years. Around 18,000 residents currently cycle at least once per week.

Although less people tend to cycle in the winter months there is no need to abandon cycling as with a little bit of preparation it is possible to safely cycle in the dark and cold.

More than 64% of journeys are less than 5km and 44% less than 2km. Many of these trips by motor vehicles can be made easily by bicycle at no cost using Bedford’s extensive cycle network. The network is expanding each year with many additions made during 2016 and further improvements expected in 2017 and beyond.

As well as saving you money, cycling also comes with a number of health, environmental and social benefits.

Riding a bicycle is like swimming, once learnt you will never forget how to do it but if you have never ridden a bicycle or have not cycled for some time and would like to regain confidence in today's traffic there are a number of training courses available in the area.

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