NCN Route 51

NCN Route 51 You may not know this, but this week its National Bike Week. To celebrate it, we are doing our bit to encourage you all to get out and about on your bikes in the Marston Vale with a few selected rides.

In case you weren’t already aware, bikes can be carried on our line at any time. On some of our trains space can be restricted, with a maximum of two bike parking spaces. But if they are full, just ask the conductor if you can store them elsewhere.

Anyway, our first ride of the week is one of the best, National Cycle Route 51. Now, this route runs along quite a stretch of our line, but the section we are interested in runs along the riverbank through Bedford, joins up with the old Bedford to Sandy railway line at Priory Country Park, and heads out towards Sandy.

Its a lovely, easy ride on surfaced routes through beautiful countryside and parks. Two great places to stop off are Danish Camp near Willington, or just off the track the riverside at Great Barford. Both are within easy cycling distance for most people.

What’s more, its really easy to get to. The nearest station is Bedford St Johns, from where the route to Route 51 near Borough Hall is almost entirely segregated.

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