BHS Bedfordshire’s popular Bluebell Ride on Sunday 2nd May saw over 140 riders enjoy a fabulous hack in lovely surroundings. The weather cooperated with sunny intervals, after some heavy downpours the day before.
The 12 mile ride (with an option to do 7.5miles) explored ancient woodlands and farmland developed from former medieval deer parks, riding through lovely woods and along many field headlands. There was some roadwork on quiet country lanes and through some charming historic villages.
The eponymous bluebells were is rather short supply due to the very dry April that we had – but those that were out were as charming as ever and our photographer managed to find a great spot for his shots.
We raised over £2,500 which will be used to fund our Access work both nationally and locally – well done to all those who helped on the day and thank you to all the riders.
The ride uses routes that are promoted as part of the Greensand Country Landscape Partnership with permanent way marking now installed. The event also saw the launch of leaflets describing five routes in the partnership area.
These are available via The BHS Bedfordshire Facebook Page and will shortly be uploaded to our Ride Maps Page