A new cyclepath was unveiled this week which links Great Denham with Bedford.
The tape-cutting ceremony was performed by deputy mayor Cllr Charles Royden yesterday as cyclists gathered for a community event at The Slipe, near Queen’s Bridge, to mark the opening.
The three-metre wide path will allow both walkers and cyclists to enjoy the route which runs past Queen’s Park and has plenty of wildlife and beautiful riverside willow trees to admire.
Yo Higton, the local Sustrans representative, said: “It is often said how wonderful Bedford’s Embankment is, but we rarely hear about the riverbank on the west side of County Bridge which runs past Queen’s Park and into Great Denham.
“It’s great to work in partnership with Bedford Borough Council to encourage everyone to enjoy the natural environment by walking and cycling in their local area.”
Sustrans and Bedford Borough Council worked in partnership to form the new route from Honey Hill Road to Greenkeepers Road in Great Denham.
Cllr Royden said: “It’s fantastic that the residents of Great Denham and Queen’s Park have a car free option to get into Bedford’s town centre.”
For more information on Sustrans visit www.sustrans.org.uk