I'm going to the UK mid September to visit my daughter for about 10 days or so, and would like to rent a bike and spend some time exploring. Thing is, she's in Bedford and the retal/hire outlets all seem to be in London. Not surprisingly, being unfamiliar with left side of the road riding, different signage, traffic rules, etc., I'm not keen on riding through a busy city first thing! Does anyone know of a place that hires bikes which might be a better bet than a London outlet? I've searched on the net without luck, but perhaps there are places that don't have web sites. Any suggestions are appreciated - either posted or PM'ed.