Welcome to our Website
This year, 2023, is CCNB's 31st anniversary of campaigning for cycling improvements and promoting cycling in Bedford Borough. Last year for the third time in 14 years saw a significant drop in residents cycling to the railway station and town centre due to the continuation of the coronavirus Covid-19 as a global pandemic following the initial UK lockdown in March 2020.
The virus is still with us although at a much reduced level. Please stay alert, keep your distance and wash your hands regularly to help reduce its spread.
'Climate Change' and 'Air Pollution', in addition to the coronavirus are two of the world's crises of our time with the former approaching a tipping point. With 36% (2020 figure) of the total emissions in Bedford Borough coming from transport, it is therefore extremely important that to
help reduce emissions more residents URGENTLY consider using a cycle as an alternative to a motor vehicle to travel short distances. (see latest Climate Change Cyczine here)
Cycling is fun - good for your health - great for your fitness - fastest mode of transport for door to door short journeys - environmentally friendly - saves money on parking and fuel.
It offers mobility for people of all ages, backgrounds and abilities and creates safer and more pleasant streets.
Bedford together with Kempston has always been a cycling town and today has an extensive cycle network (see map) mostly on a mixture of off-road paths and tracks and quiet residential roads which with the surrounding villages makes up a great cycling experience.
For highway maintenance problems contact
Bedford Unitary Authority Helpdesk - If the pothole is not reported, it will not be filled in.
For the latest information on the local highway look at Highway Information for links to the appropriate sections of the Borough's website.
For a summary of current Borough planning documents relevant to cycling look at Cycling Policies with links to the full documents on the Borough's website.