The Borough of Bedford is a great place in which to cycle whether it be for going to
or simply to keep fit and healthy
The beginning of January is the time of the year when everybody makes their New Year Resolutions.
The economy may be beginning to improve with a decrease in unemployment but most people are still feeling the pinch. Food, gas and petrol prices are expected to continue to rise and most of the attention this year will invariably turn to how to save money.
One of the easiest ways is to consider using a bicycle for that short trip to work, railway station, school or shops. In the UK 60% of journeys less than 5 miles and 40% less than 2 miles are made by motor vehicle, trips that can easily be made by bicycle at no cost using Bedford’s extensive cycle network. This was considerably enhanced during 2013 and further improvements are expected in 2014 and beyond.
As well as saving you money, cycling also comes with a number of health, environmental and social benefits.
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.
Cycling has been on the increase in Bedford for some years with an average rise of 7-8% per year seen over the last six years.
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 todays traffic there are a number of training courses available in the area.