Cycling UK Bedfordshire
Cycling UK Bedfordshire
UPDATED 28-04-2021 As the Covid restrictions continue to ease we are resuming our earlier 'ride to venue' approach.
If you are happy to ride with a group of up to 6 people, then you are welcome to meet us at BEDFORD PARK. If not, we are equally happy to see you at the venue (see postcode in Rides Programme) at around 10.45 – 11.15
If more than 6 people arrive at the Park they will be split into groups, which may take different routes to the venue.
PLEASE REMEMBER TO STAY SAFE & SOCIALLY DISTANCED. HAPPY RIDING EVERYONE
Steve Clark, Chair.
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 and take it from there. A full list of rides is also further down the page.
If you really want to talk to someone before taking the plunge contact our chairman:
Steve Clark - 07739707604
We really look forward to hearing from you and having your company on our rides.
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 at a leisurely pace, so that no one is left behind. Most routes that we take keep you away from busy and 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. However, while the COVID situation continues this break simply be a stop at a convenient place on route. Please bring and drink and a snack with you.
On Saturdays we offer our Easy Riders programme. These are easy paced rides over a distance of between 15 and 25 miles. The start time is 9.30am from Bedford Park Lake 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 rides are ridden at a slightly faster pace and for a greater distance than the Easy Rider programme. 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. Start time is 9am from Bedford Park Lake returning around 1pm.
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.
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.