Cycle Sunday Ride Report - 5th November 2017

The first Sunday in the month is a ride for children and those who do not want to cycle the distance that we often do on the other Sundays in the month. Today four of us set off from the market cross at 10.30 am to do “Tour de Leighton Buzzard” a circular ride round the town. We rode down the High Street, along Bridge Street and crossed the crossing, turning left over the bridge and then right down the path on the bank of the River Ousel opposite Riverside Walk. We continued until we joined the canal at the weir and rode the canal path south to the bridge over the canal that goes into Tiddenfoot Park. In the park we turned back towards the Blackbridge Path. We turned right on to this ex-railway line until we arrived at Grovebury Road. We went right along Grovebury Road and then second left though the industrial estate, leaving the tarmac and going past the gate to emerge on the newly developed housing estate.

We followed Bellona Drive round and into Theedway until we arrived at the traffic lights on Billington Road. We crossed the lights into Kestrel Way then right into Johnson Drive and up to Astral Park. We bore left and there is a gap in the fence on to Trent Way where we went right up to the roundabout, left on to Nicholson Drive, across the next roundabout and right at the second roundabout into Roundel Drive. Roundel Drive joins Stanbridge Road and we crossed to the cycle path and rode left towards town. At Marley Fields we turned right and followed Marley Fields round to Meadow Way, crossing the railway line and turning left.

Meadow Way arrives at Hockcliffe Road where we turned right and left at the crossing into the Planets Estate. We went along Aquila Road, left into Orion Way and joined the cycle path, going left to cross the railway line again then right to Appenine Way. We went round the mini-roundabout and up Meadway to Vandyke Road. Turning right at the mini-roundabout and then left across the railway line into Nelson Road. At Churchill Road we turned right and then right into Winston Close. We crossed Heath Road and down Carnation Close to Plantation Road where we turned left then right along Riverside Walk and back into town. This is a ride of 8.5 miles which we completed in an hour and a quarter. It was a colder day but the sun was shining and this makes an enjoyable ride on paths and quiet roads.