David was on this ride and writes:
Phillip Gray led our group on our first ride to Bedford to pay homage to John Bunyan, the author of the seventeenth-century classic, “The Pilgrim’s Progress”. Born in Elstow just south of the town, he was a dissenter from the established church and, as a result, he spent a long time in Bedford Gaol. Today a statue in the town centre commemorates his life and achievements. After pausing at the statue we followed the River Great Ouse, along part of NCR 52, to lunch at “The Prince of Wales” in Bromham.
We should do this ride again – in warmer weather and on longer days – so that we can visit the John Bunyan Museum in the town. But even on a short early spring day, the ride was informative and we thank Phillip.