Tips for Happier Cycling

Cycling is an inherently joyous activity. But there are some things that can make it less pleasant for the rider. In this section we aim to provide some tips to help you to enjoy it even more. We are always adding to the page. If you have any tips to add please let us know!

Be trained - Be happy!

Cycle training can give you the confidence you need to go further by bike. Bikeability is the new cycling proficience specially designed for modern traffic conditions and is great for adults as well as children. Talk to the team at Cycle4Life about sessions tailored for you and you family.

Enjoyable cycle routes into town - and how to ride them

The following are You-tube links to short films showing ideas for routes into and across Leighton Buzzard and Linslade.

They show the best routes to take for a more pleasant and largely traffic-free ride and also give tips about safer cycling, road positioning, when and how to signal etc. The videos were created a few years ago for the council by some Buzzcycles members and supporters.

Heath and Reach to Waitrose

Meadway to Grovebury Road  

Pulford to Weston Ave school run  

Mentmore to Pulford  

Sandhills to Station  

Tuesday Ladies Circuit round Inner “Green Wheel”