With miles of redways and trails, Milton Keynes is the ideal place to get on your bike. Join an organised ride, become a member of a cycling club, or grab a trail map and go it alone!
Join in with 'Easy Riders'
The Easy Riders programme allows cyclists of all ages and skill levels to enjoy the city’s parks from the saddle. All rides are taken at a pace to suit the slowest, with plenty of stops en route.
Children are welcome, but under 16’s must be accompanied by a responsible adult.
The rides use a mixture of surfaces so robust tyres are advisable. Wherever possible the rides use redways, shared paths and quiet roads.
Please ensure that your bicycle is in good working order. Carry a puncture repair kit or spare inner tube, a lock, money, food and a drink. A cycle helmet and waterproofs are advisable. Lights may be necessary on evening rides.
Easy riders events are not a race or trial of speed and participants are expected to follow the rules of the road and show consideration to other road/path users. Although the ride is led, the route is not waymarked or marshalled and riders are responsible for their own safety and conduct.
See the events section of this website for the 2013 programme.
For further information contact Phil Ashbourn 01908 698063.
Go it alone
Routes and trails
Milton Keynes is a unique place where new city combines with old towns and villages, and where heritage hides around every corner just waiting to be discovered. Equally important to the heritage of the area are the people that live and work in Milton Keynes, who bring with them their own diverse histories.
The Heritage Cycle Trails have been designed to take bike riders on a journey into the area’s past and present. Click here to download one of three new routes from the resources section of this site, call the Parks Trust on 01908 233600 or email email@example.com.
Cyclists can also make use of the National Cycle Network, launched by SUSTRANS, two routes of which pass through the city. Route 6 runs north south linking Northampton to Leighton Buzzard and Route 51 runs east-west, linking Bedford to Oxford.
Cycling information and clubs
For more information on training, routes, maps, events and reporting problems visit Cycle MK.
Milton Keynes Cycling Club
MKCC organises cyclo-sportif rides every Saturday morning, 40 miles at 15mph with a tea stop; and every Wednesday, 50 miles at 15mph with a lunch stop. All rides start at 9.30am from Cofferidge Close, off High Street, Stony Stratford. For further information contact Phil Ashbourn 01908 698063.
Cyclists' Touring Club
CTC was founded in 1878 to promote travel by bicycle and to defend cyclists’ rights. For further information contact Phil Ashbourn 01908 698063.
MK Motion Bike Hire
MK Motion offers a unique cycling experience suitable for the whole family from toddlers to adults at Caldecotte Lake. With lots of different bikes to try from tandems and tricycles to banana bikes there's an experience for everyone! Open all year round (term time Thursday-Sunday, school holidays Tuesday-Sunday) Please call MK Motion Bike Hire 07761 658206 or email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Milton Keynes BMX Racing Club meet everyTuesday evening April until October at BMX track in Pineham Park off V11 Tongwell Street. New members always welcome, gate practice £1 for members and £2 for non-members. See www.mkbmx.com for information about membership
or email email@example.com.
Sky Ride Local
Rides vary in levels, from beginners to experienced cyclists, so everyone can pick a level to suit skills and enjoyment. Ride levels to excite and challenge, including some tougher rides and new off-road rides at all levels. And there are great gifts (a goody bag, bike lights and hoody) for children who join in 1, 2 or 3 rides.
Rides will be running all Summer 2013 for more information see www.goskyride.com.