Cycling UK Bedfordshire

Cycling UK Member Group

Cycling UK Bedfordshire

UPDATED 12-09-2021          If you are happy to ride with the group then you are welcome to meet us at BEDFORD PARK (east gate entrance). If not, we are equally happy to see you at the venue for elevenses i.e. 11.00am!.  OUR NEXT RIDES ARE:

Thursday 16-09-21 CLASSIC RIDE TO WIMPOLE HALL SG8 0BW, SUNDAY 19-09-21 WHITWELL, EMILY'S TEA ROOM AND  SATURDAY 25-09-21 BROOM, JORDAN'S MILL For details and the rest of the year see Rides Programme)



Welcome to Cycling UK Bedfordshire. Cycling is a great way to see the countryside, meet new people and above all, keep fit. 

If you are looking for someone to ride with, whether you're new to cycling, returning to cycling after some years away or a complete beginner then you will find a warm welcome with us. You can find contact details further down the page or simply turn up to one of our rides (listed in the Rides Programme) and take it from there. We occasionally organise rides outside our published programme these are listed in the Events & Rides tab.

If you would like to talk to someone before taking the plunge contact  the ride leader listed on the Rides Programme or our chairman: Steve Clark 07739707604

We look forward to hearing from you and having your company on our rides.

Contact details

07395 037816
Our activities 
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About us 

Cycling UK Bedfordshire group (formerly Bedfordshire CTC) was formed in 1926 and organises weekend social rides for cyclists of all ages and abilities. We are a friendly and welcoming group who explore the wonderful countryside in North and Mid Bedfordshire. We are not a competitive race group so if your cycle is road worthy you are very welcome to join one of our rides.

All rides start from Bedford Park Lake and are led by an experienced Leader who ensures no one is left behind. Most routes that we take keep you away from busy, fast roads, although you may cross them or ride very short lengths where it is safe to do so.   If you have not ridden in a group before, other riders will help you throughout the ride so that you soon feel comfortable with riding with others. We are not a race group and we ride safely showing respect to all road users.

Reflecting the ethos of the Group, all rides take a break around half distance. This usually at a café, coffee shop or Garden Centre for a well-earned cake and good conversation. If you are unable to meet at the park you are welcome to meet there. Details are on the Rides Programme


Information about the group rides 

On Saturdays we offer our Club Rides. These are reasonably paced rides over an approximate distance of  25 miles. The usual start time is 9.30am from Bedford Park East gate returning around noon. These are excellent rides for new or inexperienced riders who may be feel a little apprehensive about riding in a group or more experienced riders looking for a ride with good company and chat.

The Sunday Classic rides are ridden at a slightly faster pace and for a longer distance than the Club rides, covering some 30+ miles.. They are for people who ride on a regular basis or those riders who may have ridden with the Saturday group and feel confident to increase distance and take on a more challenging route.   The usual start time is 9am from Bedford Park East Gate returning around 2pm.

The Start for all Saturday and Sunday rides is the Eastern end of Bedford Park Lake.   If you enter the Park via the Park Road/St Augustine’s entrance and turn right, we meet by the Children’s Play Area. However, some rides may start at different locations and times. It is best to check the Rides Programme this web site regularly for the full details of the planned ride.

During the summer months, we have a number of mid week rides, usually on a Thursday and occasionally a Car Assisted Ride when we take our Bikes out of the County and ride new routes. Always check the Rides Programme on this web site



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