‘Milton Keynes needs to cycle more’: Did you take part in cycle to work day?

Tens of thousands of people got on their bikes to cycle to work today as part of a national campaign to get Britain on two wheels.

Cycle to work day encourages everyone to leave their car at home and bike to their office instead.

Organisers hope the campaign will get one million people cycling to work every day by 2021.

Hoping to help achieve this ambition is Councillor Alex Walker who cycled seven miles to his office in Linford Wood this morning.

The shadow cabinet member for Highways said: “With the redway infrastructure we have here in Milton Keynes we should really be cycling more.

“Many commute on their bike already but its still relatively low compared with similar towns and cities. MK needs to cycle more.”

Councillor Alex Walker took part in cycle to work day

Councillor Alex Walker took part in cycle to work day

Cycle to work day is a national event championed by Cyclescheme and backed by celebrity Denise Van Outen.

Councillor Walker, who represents Stantonbury, added: “Initiatives such as Cycle to Work Day are a fantastic way of encouraging people to get on their bikes.

“I have written to businesses across my ward and I know the council has been encouraging employers across the city to take part in the scheme.

“Hopefully many will be taking to two wheels for the day.”

If you are taking part in the Cycle to Work Day tweet #cycletoworkday or visit https://www.cycletoworkday.org