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28 August 2011, 06:00
Thousands of people are expected to ditch their cars today to take part in a national campaign to get more people cycling more.
The Sky Ride campaign aims to get one million more people riding a bike by 2013.
The family friendly free 5km ride around the streets of central Milton Keynes today (August 28th) until 4pm with all the central roads closed to traffic at this time.
The route will circle round Midsummer Boulevard, Avebury Boulevard and Silbury Boulevard.
Sky Ride Ambassador and TV presenter Jeff Brazier has been telling Heart: “I can’t wait to get back on my bike and take to the traffic free streets at Sky Ride Milton Keynes on Sunday 28th August.
“It’s a great day out for the whole family so make sure you sign up for some fun on two wheels. Don’t forget we’re also looking for the people of Milton Keynes to tell us about their Perfect Hill to cycle down, so make sure you visit goskyride.com to nominate your ultimate decent on two wheels and register for the event. See you there!”
Ceri Griffin, cycling development officer for Milton Keynes Council, said: “This is a great opportunity for all the family to have a wonderful day out taking in the activities as you pedal round the 5km streets of Milton Keynes without worrying about the traffic.
“It is not a race and you do not need to get sponsored we just want everyone to have a great time.”