The Thatcher's Way



Distance: 24 miles
Time: This is a day ride.
Access Information
Surface Types: You will ride across ground ranging from hard and firm with no stones to tarmac.
Linear Gradient: The steepest linear gradient is steeper than 1:6 and is 1:9 to the north of Warden Street, and between 1:10 and 1:16 at various points on the ride.
Width Restriction: There is a minimum width restriction of 960mm just after you cross over the A428 to the east of Bedford.
Barriers: The route is generally clear of restrictions, but there is a kissing gate with a restriction of less than 1000mm as you leave Priory Country Park.
Public Toilets: At Priory Country Park.
Picnic Tables: At Priory Country Park.

Refreshments: There are pubs at Willington, Cardington, Ireland, Southill, Old Warden, Northill, Moggerhanger, Blunham and Great Barford. There is a cafe at Priory Marina and at the Danish Camp, Willington. There is a shop at Old Warden.
Please note: An alternative, traffic-free route from Blunham to Willington is now available along the signposted Route 51 cycleway.