Phillip Gray, who will be leading this ride, writes
This ride starts at the Canoe Centre at 9.30 a.m. and follows parts of the John Bunyan Trail into the old town of Bedford, looking for links with Bunyan’s masterpiece, “The Pilgrim’s Progress”. After a teastop at Harrold we will travel through Pavenham, Oakley and Clapham towards the hidden jewels of Bedford including the John Bunyan Church and Museum (where we will stop briefly). After leaving town along the riverside, we wind north again to the village of Bromham for lunch in The Prince of Wales (a Charles Wells pub).
We’ll return via Harrold, taking the same route back to Northampton, a total distance of 48 miles. We’ll pedal at a moderate pace, aiming to return by 4.30 p.m.
On Sundays, The Prince of Wales offers either a roast dinner for £7.95 or a smaller portion for £5.95. There are no bar-meals but the starters do include soup.