Mayor leads first MK bike bus

New Mayor Marie Bradburn led 8 children on a 2km circuit of Wolverton to arrive in time for lessons at Bushfield School.

“I am delighted to be launching this initiative in my first week of MK’s Year of Cycling,” she said. “We know that cycling is not only good for your health, research shows it also makes it more likely you’ll earn good money when you leave school.”

“We’re pleased to be the first school to take part in this scheme as we’ve been promoting cycling for several years,” said Richard Hill, Head of PE at Bushfield School. “Our goal is to teach every child to cycle as a life skill. We hope the bike bus will encourage them to cycle more outside school as well as to and from school.”

This bike bus initiative is part of a national scheme set up by Sustrans and Schwalbe Tyres, and is made possible in MK by a small grant from MK Community Foundation.

The Bushfield bike bus will run on Fridays until mid-July, when it will end with a bike breakfast celebration for all who have taken part.

Children and supporters, including MK Mayor and her consorts Mia and Rhianna, at end of MK’s first bike bus ride to Bushfield School, Wolverton

A similar scheme will begin at Two Mile Ash School on Friday 7th June, and it is hoped other MK schools will follow in September.

If you have a child in Bushfield or Two Mile Ash schools, and would like your child to join the bike bus ride one Friday morning, contact Organiser Tom Bulman at, tel 07962 838685.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.