New cycling events for families arrive in MK’s parks

Posted 6th March 2024

A brand-new series of family cycling events are set to uncover the sights and sounds of Milton Keynes’ many parks, the perfect way to swap screens for scenes of the great outdoors.

Parks & Ride events are the newest addition to the hundreds of parkland events and activities hosted by The Parks Trust, the charity caring for Milton Keynes’ parks, woodlands and lakes. Pedalling at a steady pace along a mixture of leisure routes and Redways, Parks & Ride events are a guided tour on two wheels – about an hour, with no road riding or substantial hills.

Debuting in Campbell Park on Sunday 24th March, the first ride will tour sculptures in the park, wildlife on the Grand Union Canal, the incredible Tree Cathedral, and all the fun facilities at Willen Lake.

Through the rest of this year, Parks & Ride events will take place at Waterhall Park in April, Furzton Lake in May, Great Linford Manor Park in June, Stony Stratford Nature Reserve in July, Ouzel Valley Park in August, Shenley Wood in September, and Tattenhoe Valley in October. Experienced staff and volunteers of The Parks Trust and MK Cycling Alliance will be on hand to help with any last-minute questions or queries.

David Lewis, Recreation & Volunteer Engagement Coordinator at The Parks Trust says “this is a really exciting opportunity to engage young people with cycling in the city’s parks, our network of routes and Redways, and sustainable transport options – all whilst having fun in the saddle”.

Parks & Ride events are free to attend but booking is required. Under 16’s must be accompanied by an adult, and all participants must be able to ride a bike and ride safely in a small group.

The rides will be suitable for adapted bikes and handcycles, and if you require any accessibility support you can reach The Parks Trust events team by emailing