On Thursday evening, our intrepid Nordic Walkers braved the wet and cold to take their strides to the urban environment of Bedford town centre and join the festive mood as the Christmas lights were switched on.

Starting from the top of Brickhill we walked down towards the Embankment to watch the fireworks and take in a mulled wine and soup at The Longholme Cafe. As they say, for every down there is an up and off we went heading back into town, through Bedford Park (we did look like a group of Minions scooting across with our head torches) and back up the hill to our starting point. Over 7km nordic miles under our belt by the end. But most of all we had a right laugh. Good memories.