Cycling is popular in Greensand Country, where quiet lanes and ever-changing scenery make for great days out by bike. There are plenty of level stretches for leisurely rides, as well as challenging climbs for seasoned cyclists and a network of off-road routes that remain passable year-round, thanks to the area’s sandy soil.
Check out the trails at Rushmere Country Park and Aspley Woods. A Greensand Cycle Pass, which permits access to the trails at these sites can be purchased from www.greensandtrust.org
Accompanying the famous Greensand Ridge Walk, the Greensand Cycleway runs the length of the area, covering 42 miles between Leighton Buzzard and Gamlingay. It’s a great ride to enjoy in one go, but you may prefer to split it into shorter sections or ride one of the circular routes that branch off the main Greensand Cycleway.