Welcome to the Bike Train, the fun, healthy and eco-friendly way to get to school in Bury St Edmunds. There’s a Bike Train every day of the week in term time except Wednesdays. This page explains the routes currently in operation. Thinking of joining the Bike Train? Fill out this form and get on board!
Mondays – the Southern
The Southern serves the Nowton estate and starts from the junction of Mayfield Road and Caie Walk, going to St Edmund’s and Guildhall Feoffment schools. It runs almost entirely on cycle paths. New for 2023 is the branch line to Westgate school across Holywell Meadow (see photo), with Trains arriving at 8.35am at the school and departing at 3.35pm.
Great Eastern – currently suspended
This stunning route starts at Moreton Hall Community Centre, then down Symonds Road and via the junction of Kevelaer Way and Shakers Lane to cross Bury’s two chalk streams (the Lark and the Linnet) at the Crankles. It continues through the Great Churchyard and crosses Crown Street at the Norman Tower.
Thursdays – Great Western
Starting at Ridley Road Post Office, the Great Western serves the Westley, Priors and Horringer estates. It follows the Sustrans National Cycle Route 51 along the Linnet valley for Westgate Community Primary School then into the town centre for St Edmund’s and Guildhall Feoffment schools via Hospital Road and Westgate school.
Fridays – Great Northern
The Bike Train’s longest route starts at Marham Park village square, at the junction of Redwood Drive and Sandlands Drive. It runs through the Howard estate, past Howard Community Academy and the New Bury Community Centre (for St Benedict’s School), and over Tayfen Meadow. It passes King Edward VI School and Challice Road for St Edmundsbury Primary School, and then the Cattle Market carpark, and in to the town centre for St Edmund’s and Guildhall Feoffment schools.
Thinking of joining the Bike Train? Fill out this form and get on board!