The Borough of Bedford is a great place in which to cycle whether it be for going to

Work
School
Shops
Railway Station
Leisure Facilities

or simply to keep fit and healthy

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

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

More than 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.

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

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