Walking and Cycling
Bedford - better by bike
Let’s get cycling
There is no time like now to start cycling –
whether you are aged 5 to 95. This website is here to help you make
those first moves, so let’s get cycling.
25,000 can’t be wrong
Bedford and the surrounding
countryside are ideal for cycling. We already have
around 2,000 people cycling regularly to work and around 15,000
adult residents get on their cycles every week. Why not join
Not sure or new to cycling
Not made up your mind? Sounds like a good
idea, but you're not really sure. Why not check out
“reasons for not cycling”. Then if you’d like to know more, try
looking at Cycling and your
Heart (opens in a new window).
Getting started will get you ready for your
first cycle ride. Check out a map (opens in a new
window) and make sure you know about the different kinds
of roads, signs and markings you will meet. Practical tips should
answer any other questions you have. If you have any other queries
or questions, why not drop us a line?
Good for you! And Good for your health and
Looking to meet other cyclists? Why not
contact your local cycle group. The main groups are
CCNB (Cycle Campaign for North
Bedfordshire) (opens in a new window)
CTC (opens in a new window)
Sustrans (opens in a new
Many of them get together informally for fun
or work and also organise cycle rides.
If you spot a problem while out cycling email
Helpdesk or phone (01234) 718003. We’re working hard to make
our roads better for cycling but we can’t be everywhere and we
can’t fix it unless we know about it.
Planners,Architects and Developers
Do you need to know more about Bedford Borough Council
Check our cycle parking
guidelines and the detailed
annexes showing Use Class Orders and recommended spacing. Our
page on cycle design should also be helpful.
Walking in Bedfordshire
Bedfordshire has a huge variety of wonderful
places to walk, ride, picnic or simply unwind. A wealth of
information is now available at http://www.letsgo.org.uk/
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For further information regarding
walking in Bedford please click here. (Opens in a new