Join us for a ride with a difference as we explore some of MK’s hidden cultural gems.
In this series of Sunday rides we will be exploring all of the five official way marked MK Cultural Routes, plus some new routes that have been developed by our ride leader.
The routes take in some of the best green spaces, cultural, heritage and art sites MK has to offer.
Who can join a ride?
All riders including beginners and families are welcome. These rides are perfect for anyone wanting to find new cycle routes and meet new friends. Rides are at a very leisurely pace with plenty of time to take in the views.
Our Get Cycling MK Guided Rides are led by very friendly, experienced and knowledgeable ride leaders. We ride at the pace of the group and never leave anyone behind.
Book your place
Numbers are limited on every ride so you must book your place using the Lets Ride website. Tap in Milton Keynes in the Find a Ride area. All of our rides are listed under the name ‘Get Cycling MK’ so it’s easy to see who you will be riding with.
Borrow a bike
No bike? No problem!
Almost all of our rides depart from a Santander Cycles MK docking station. Alternatively, you can hire an electric assisted bike from Lime.
If you need to hire a bike follow these simple steps:
- Go to Santander Cycles MK or download the ‘nextbike by TIER’ app. For a Lime bike, download the Lime App or go to www.li.me/.
- Register for the ride on the Lets Ride Website – Search for Milton Keynes in the Find a Ride area and look for the Get Cycling MK rides.
- Before you set off, check whether there’s a bike available nearby.
Bike checks and equipment
If you are bringing your own bike, or a friends, check it over before the ride – make sure the tyres are fully inflated and not too worn; brakes should stop the bike well and you should be able to operate them. If you have gears, they should work and very importantly, the bike should fit you and not be too big or small. We highly recommend all riders wear helmets. Minors must wear helmets for the ride.
Improve your skills
Our ride leaders are happy to give you tips and techniques to help you cycle more confidently, but if you’re interested in improving your skills, we also offer a wide variety of cycle training courses. Bikeability cycle training courses are designed to help you ride safely and confidently anywhere cycling is permitted. More information is available here on the Get Around MK Website Cycling Skills Training
More ride details
What time: Meet at 9.50am to be ready to set off for 10am. Expect to return around 12 noon for the short routes and around 1pm for the longer routes.
How far: Approximately 5 miles for the short routes and 10 miles for the long routes
How to book: Visit Lets Ride website
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If you have any questions about the rides or cycling in MK email the cycling team at firstname.lastname@example.org