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Milton Keynes Magical Mystery Tour 18th July 2023 Milton Keynes Magical Mystery Tour A year in the life of Milton Keynes City Inspired by his love of discovering Milton Keynes by bicycle Thomas Gray and Grid Arts have created a short film that… Get Around Rewards 17th March 2023 Get Around Rewards Can you make changes to the way you Get Around MK? (BetterPoints scheme now closed) The Get Around rewards challenge ends on 31 October 2023, but you can redeem your… Top Tips for cycling in awesome Autumn! 30th September 2022 Top Tips for cycling in awesome Autumn! After the hazy days of Summer, the mornings may be darker, the weather may be cooler and the rain maybe falling, but there are lots of reasons to continue cycling… National Cycle to Work Day 3rd August 2022 National Cycle to Work Day Have you ever thought about riding your bike to work? Cycle Scheme run the UK’s biggest celebration of cycle commuting is back on Thursday 1st August 2024! Whether you’ve never… Get Around MK transport app launched 3rd August 2021 Get Around MK transport app launched New transport smartphone app launched for Milton Keynes A new smartphone app has been launched by MK Council to help local people and visitors make quick, clean and green transport… Bikeability – Learn to Ride 20th July 2021 Bikeability – Learn to Ride Just an hour of one to one tuition should be enough to put many of you on your way to a world of two-wheeled exploration! Every year around 100 people,… 1st June 2021 Apply for school travel grants School Travel Grants  (We are now closed to new applications) Schools are able to apply for a ‘Travel Grants’ to… National Bike Week 28th May 2021 National Bike Week Get on your bike and join the rest of the country in a celebration of cycling for National Bike Week. Bike Week is delivered by Cycling UK. It is an… 27th May 2021 E-cargo bikes E-cargo bikes are available to lease to businesses in Milton Keynes E-cargo bikes have hit the streets of Milton Keynes as part of a new initiative to reduce congestion… 27th May 2021 Access to bikes No bike?  No problem! Milton Keynes Council are serious about cycling. We want to increase the number of people who ride bikes for work and leisure. The fact that not… 27th May 2021 Cycle training for Schools What can Bikeability do for your school? Cycling is a great way for children to travel to school, get some exercise and start the day fresh faced and motivated. Take… 27th May 2021 Training courses Cycle training courses and activities in MK Each of our courses has a series of progressive outcomes which can be used in training to take the complete beginner all the way to… International Walk to School Month 27th May 2021 International Walk to School Month Join thousands of children across the globe celebrating the benefits of walking to school. Pull on your autumn boots and give walking a go this month. A… Skills training 26th May 2021 Skills training Cycling skills and training courses In Milton Keynes we offer a range of cycle training courses to help you improve your cycling skills and boost your confidence, no matter what… 26th May 2021 Where to ride Hundreds of miles of Redways and Leisure Routes to explore Milton Keynes has one of the best cycling networks in the UK, known as the Redways, as well as… 26th May 2021 Super Redways The Redway Super Routes – a commuter network The Redway Super Routes network consists of 13 existing continuous corridors of Redways which align closely to the grid roads. They are… 2nd May 2021 Cycle Training for Adults & Families Training continues outside of school Our Bikeability and Bikeability Plus training courses are for everyone. A variety of courses take place throughout the year for adults and / or families… 12th March 2021 Travel Grants Applications are closed Your workplace can apply for a ‘Sustainable Travel Grant’ to help implement measures that increase travel to your organisation by active and sustainable modes. The grants are… 8th March 2021 Cycle Parking Ride It, Lock It, Love It! (We are now closed to new applications) Milton Keynes Council are offering free cycle parking for businesses. Throughout the pandemic, cycling has been a… Travel Grants for MK Business 1st February 2021 Travel Grants for MK Business Grants available to support Green Recovery at MK workplaces (We are now closed to new applications) Sadly, the Covid-19 crisis has placed unprecedented demands on everyone and has affected all… Cycle parking for your workplace 22nd January 2021 Cycle parking for your workplace Ride your way to becoming a Cycle Friendly Employer (We are now closed to new applications) Throughout the pandemic, cycling has been a favoured mode of travel, helping key workers… Let’s make the return to work a green one 10th September 2020 Let’s make the return to work a green one The road to a ‘green’ recovery From this month we see more of Milton Keynes restart –  schools return and with the Furlough scheme to end in October and Government… 10 reasons why an E-cargo bike could be great for your business 1st September 2020 10 reasons why an E-cargo bike could be great for your business E-cargo bikes: the future of urban deliveries With the recent spike in home deliveries putting a strain on our already congested roads, businesses are looking for more convenient and sustainable… 18th August 2020 E-scooter trials Electric scooters in Milton Keynes Milton Keynes Council has wheeled out a trial of E-scooters as part of an innovative national scheme, working with Lime,… #RestartMK – Return to Work 18th June 2020 #RestartMK – Return to Work A flexible and active approach to planning your workforce’s post lockdown commute. Whilst many workplaces have been working remotely during restrictions, now lockdown is slowly being eased, organisations may face… 18th May 2020 March into May Competition March into May! Applications have now closed! We have an exciting competition running for all infant, junior and primary school students in Milton Keynes! What do you have to do… Bike to School Week rolls through the UK 29th August 2019 Bike to School Week rolls through the UK Schools across the UK are being invited to take part in Bike to School Week During 23 – 27 September, the Get Smarter Travel MK team is inviting schools in… Winter Wheelers 25th February 2019 Winter Wheelers An exciting advent calendar cycling initiative from 1-24 December to motivate you to enjoy riding through the winter. Yes it’s darker and colder – but it can also be one… European Mobility Week 25th February 2019 European Mobility Week European Mobility Week runs from 16–22 September each year, providing towns and cities with an opportunity to test out sustainable transport alternatives. By encouraging individuals to choose sustainable transport modes such… Walk to School Week 25th February 2019 Walk to School Week #PowerUp for Walk to School Week  Walk to School Week is an annual five day walking challenge to celebrate the Walk to School, join us on 20th – 24th May!… Cycle September 25th February 2019 Cycle September A fun, free competition to get more people on bikes. Join Love to Ride UK  to get involved and take part in Cycle September – a fun, global… National Walking Month 20th February 2019 National Walking Month Take to your feet this May for National Walking Month. Walking is one of the easiest ways to improve our health and stay connected to our community, helping us feel… Rise in cycling could prevent 34,000 life-threatening illnesses 30th January 2019 Rise in cycling could prevent 34,000 life-threatening illnesses The NHS will save £319m if cycling doubles in seven UK cities every eight years by 2040, according a new report from Sustrans. The charity calculates that 34,000 life-threatening illnesses… 30th January 2019 Halfords support for Bikeability 2018 – 2021 Halfords – the official cycling retail partner of Bikeability Halfords funding has supported the creation of a Bikeability Participants’ Hub – to encourage family cycling post Bikeability training by offering incentives,… 5th January 2019 NICE Prioritise active travel over vehicles Physical inactivity is responsible for one in six deaths and is believed to cost the UK £7.4 billion each year, including £900 million to the NHS. Active travel including pedestrians,… #WinterWheelers 26th November 2018 #WinterWheelers Win for riding with Winter Wheelers! During December there will be daily giveaways of practical winter cycling gear from leading innovative brands Proviz, Beryl, Torch and… International Walk to School Month 3rd October 2018 International Walk to School Month Walk this Way Every October is International Walk to School Month – an opportunity for children to join hundreds of thousands of pupils across the globe celebrating the walk to… 31st August 2018 Back to School Back to School Resolutions It’s nearly the end of the 6 week Summer holidays and time to head Back to School. Put your best foot forward this year and set… 16th August 2018 Remember, Remember…It’s Cycle September! Are you ready for a challenge? To help unlock the many benefits of the bicycle in Milton Keynes, we have teamed up with Love to Ride to run a fun,… Pedalling Culture launch 19th April 2018 Pedalling Culture launch Pedalling Culture project launches in glorious sunshine at Bletchley Park The new Pedalling Culture project’s launch event saw six bespoke electric cars unveiled for the first time. Commissioned for the… 19th March 2018 Cycle to work Start your day with a cycle commute Cycling to work has been proven to have a variety of benefits to individuals and the local community as well as having positive impacts on… 5th March 2018 Getting schools active Why not get your whole school active with a challenge Your school can take part in various active travel challenges throughout the year, check out the following challenges that happen annually which you… 5th March 2018 Modeshift STARS Modeshift STARS programme Modeshift STARS is the national schools awards scheme that has been established to recognise schools that have demonstrated excellence in supporting cycling, walking and other forms of… 2nd February 2018 The school run The benefits of walking with children Walking is a fantastic activity for you and your children.  It’s free, you can be spontaneous and it’s a great way to… 2nd February 2018 Love to Ride Love to Ride. Be part of the International Cycling Campaign! Using different themes, Love to Ride encourage people to get out on their bikes, whatever the weather and wherever you… 17th October 2017 Cycling with children Cycling needs to be encouraged because it’s green, healthy and fun and it helps children to become independent. However, it is important for young children to learn how to stay… 17th October 2017 Help for schools How we can help your school Get Around MK can provide support and advice to help your school encourage safe, sustainable and active travel. Children, parents and teachers can take… 6th October 2017 Get to School The best way to start the day The school journey is a perfect opportunity for children to discover their local area, gain independence and develop social networks. Reducing… 6th October 2017 Walking groups Find a walking group or buddy to walk with, make some new friends and explore MK with confidence No matter what your ability is or how old you are, there… 6th October 2017 Advice & Safety Cycling is a fun family activity – helping you and your children ride together more. Cycling is great for children – it’s healthy, fast and fun and gives them the… 14th September 2017 Get Walking Take your first steps to health and happiness Walking is one of the easiest forms of physical exercise – it is good for your health and wellbeing… 14th September 2017 Get Cycling Discover Cycling in Milton Keynes Milton Keynes has a huge network of redways, super routes, leisure routes and places to ride. Make up your own route or…
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