Flamme Rouge, Bedford’s knowledgeable cycle shop can help whether you are new to cycling or an experienced rider. On Friday and Saturday they organise weekly social rides, a great opportunity to meet other cycling enthusiasts, explore the Bedfordshire countryside and relax afterwards with coffee and cake back at the shop.

Bedfordshire Road Cycling Club welcomes children and adults to join in relaxed cycles or more competitive rides for more experienced riders. Join their Facebook page for more information.

Or look at the Forty Plus Cycling Club, who like to combine cycling with socialising, meeting at different pubs across the Borough.