The Borough of Bedford is a great place in which to

Cycle

but it is not just for sport or leisure. It is a

short distance
'door to door'
mode of transport

to get you quickly and cheaply to

Work
School
Shops
Railway Station

as well as being healthier and kinder to the environment.

Spring is in the air and summer just around the corner. What better time of the year to get your bike out of the back of the garage or shed and start cycling that short distance.

If you have not cycled since last year a little bit of preparation may be necessary to cycle safely.

More than 64% of journeys less than 5km and 44% less than 2km are made by motor vehicles into Bedford town centre, trips that can easily be made by bicycle at no cost using Bedford’s extensive cycle network. This was considerably enhanced during 2015 and further improvements are expected in 2016 and beyond.

Cycling has been on the increase in Bedford for some years with an average rise of 7-8% per year seen over the last eight years.

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 todays traffic there are a number of training courses available in the area.

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