Milton Keynes 30 Mile Challenge Cycle

    Do you have what it takes to accept our biggest challenge yet?

    How does an adventure across 30 miles of Milton Keynes' beautiful landscapes sound to you? Whether you are a cycling enthusiast who wants to achieve a personal best or a beginner who is ready to level up, our brand new 30 Mile Challenge Cycle is made for you! It is a route that will take you around the whole of Milton Keynes using the innovative linear system of parks that connects the city.

    The challenge at a glance

    The route starts at Milton Keynes’ most popular park, Willen Lake, where you will enjoy fantastic views of the lakeside, local wildlife, and public art. Your ride continues through Ouzel Valley Park which features breath-taking sights of towering poplar trees opening out onto the wide-open water of Caldecotte Lake. As you pedal further to Furzton Lake, then into Loughton Valley Park, you will get a chance to take in the city’s famous Concrete Cows. At this point of the ride, fatigue might start kicking in but fear not! Your next destination, Ouse Valley Park, is the perfect distraction thanks to its stunning surroundings and rich biodiversity.

    Our 30 mile challenge cycle would not be complete without a visit to the historic gardens of Great Linford Manor Park with its restored ponds and arboretum. Following that, you will meander along the Grand Union Canal until you reach Campbell Park, the city’s central parkland. You will need all the pedal power to tackle the challenging ascent up to the Light Pyramid for what is arguably the best viewing point in the city. After that, it is a joyous downhill ride back to where you started at Willen Lake.

    Difficulty Intermediate
    Distance 30 miles
    Elevation 600ft
    Terrain Mixed
    Recommended Bike Type Mountain, Gravel or Cyclocross

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    • Do it for a great cause

      Cycling challenges are a great way to raise money for a charity of your choice. So, why not test yourself to the limit and start preparing?

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