New Mayor’s Year of Cycling

Thu 16th May 2024
Station Square, CMK, MK9 1LR


Adorn yourself with flowers to mark Spring and celebrate the beginning of the new Mayor’s ‘Year of Cycling’. Join the ride from Station Square to Campbell Park at 5.30pm on Thursday 16th May.

Business and education leaders will meet there to thank MK’s outgoing Mayor and Mayoress, Cllr Mick and Mandy Legg, for their support of cycling in their mayoral year. At three Mayor’s Cycling Awards events they have presented 23 awards (7 businesses, 16 schools) for achievements in the Business Cycling Challenge and Schools Cycling Challenge.

Running order

  • 4pm Free Dr Bike repairs and advice from Cycle Saviours
  • 5.15 Briefing for guide riders
  • 5.30 Welcome & introduction – Ian Revell, MK Community Foundation
  • 5.35 Thanks to outgoing Mayor & Mayoress Mick & Mandy Legg & awards to schools and businesses
  • 5.40 New Mayor’s vision for ‘Year of Cycling’ (see painting below)
    • Increase women cycling from current 23%
    • 80% Year 5-6 pupils achieve Bikeability level 2 as a life skill
    • MK City Council to achieve Active Travel England rating 3 (from current level 2)
  • 5.45 Results of MK Adults Cycling Survey – Jane Whild, Voices of Women in MK. Reaction from Cllr Jane Carr, Cabinet Member for Tackling Social Inequalities
  • 5.50 Results of MK Schools Travel Survey. Reaction from Cabinet Member for Children and Families
  • 5.55 What’s needed for MK City Council to achieve Active Travel England rating 3 & what will be done. Reaction from Cllr Shanika Mahendran, Cabinet Member for Climate Sustainability and Innovation.
  • 6.00 Ride briefing and departure.

Accompanied by Ann Shrimpton and riders from Breeze Women’s Cycling Group, the Mayor will lead the ride from Station Square to Campbell Park Light Pyramid and back.

City workers, children, families and friends are invited to join the ride, which will include chocolate prizes at the Light Pyramid!

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