Large businesses increase cycle trips by 43% in December

Following Cycle September, December 2021 was Winter Wheelers, and MK businesses, along with MK schools, competed to cycle the most rides and miles before Christmas Day. The Mayor hosted a prize giveaway in Station Square at 5pm on Thursday 16th December and launched a Cycling Santas record attempt.

Among the top 15 large companies participating, there were overall increases in the number of riders (up 15% to 124), the number of cycle trips (up 43% to 817) and the number of miles cycled (up 10% to 9,761).

The achievements were celebrated at the Mayor’s Bicycling Breakfast on 17th February.

The Awards, sponsored by Trek Bikes, John Lewis and MK Council, and based on the results below, are as follows:

ICAEW – highest average trips per employee
Open University – 1st most riders (43), trips (384) and miles (3606), 2nd highest average trips per employee
Gemini Rail Services – 3rd highest average trips per employee
Network Rail – 2nd most trips (63)
Nissan Technical Centre Europe – 2nd most miles (868)
VWFS – 3rd most trips (58) and miles (862)
Top Riders (most trips):  Jason Keenor, The Open University; Rafal Switaj, Network Rail;  Steve Abraham, Deliveroo
Top Female Rider (most miles) – Marina Cantarutti, The Open University
Top Encourager – John Wilkinson, VWFS

Results at 25.12.21 (based on activity between 1st and 25th December):

Name of companyNo. staffNo. riders in Dec21New riders in Dec21Trips cycled in Dec21Miles cycled in Dec21Average trips per employee in Dec21Average miles per employee in Dec21Increase in riders since Dec20
ICAEW – Milton Keynes50090413470.0820.698
The Open University480043238436060.0800.7510
Gemini Rail Services UK Ltd – Milton Keynes3502027800.0770.231
World Vision – Milton Keynes28020151720.0540.610
Volkswagen Financial Services (VWFS) – Milton Keynes1152140588620.0500.75-1
Volkswagen Group (VWGroup) – Milton Keynes1000161376820.0370.68-4
Red Bull Technology – Milton Keynes90060291700.0320.19-2
Atos – Milton Keynes100010263020.0260.300
Nissan Technical Centre Europe – Milton Keynes100061258680.0250.875
Deliveroo – Milton Keynes200030397670.0200.380
Network Rail – Milton Keynes350091635640.0180.160
Cranfield University – Milton Keynes160030207310.0130.46-2
Nampak Plastics Europe – Milton Keynes414104150.0100.041
BSI – Milton Keynes440104350.0090.081
Domino’s Pizza Ltd – Milton Keynes800106550.0080.07-3
Santander – Milton Keynes300040142820.0050.091
Sainsbury’s Argos – Milton Keynes1600020181510.0010.010
John Lewis – Milton Keynes90000107720.0000.001
         129,836          124               5           817      9,7610.010.0816

Top Riders – most trips

Name of companyTop Rider – most tripsNo. trips
The Open UniversityJason Keenor40
Network Rail – Milton KeynesRafal Switaj31
Deliveroo – Milton KeynesSteve Abraham29
Gemini Rail Services UK Ltd – Milton KeynesDavid Smith27
Atos – Milton KeynesKevin Findlay26

Top Riders – most miles

Name of companyTop Rider – most milesNo. miles
Deliveroo – Milton KeynesSteve Abraham709
Cranfield University – Milton KeynesChris Binch614
The Open UniversityMarina Cantarutti383
Atos – Milton KeynesKevin Findlay302
Nissan Technical Centre Europe – Milton KeynesAngus MacKay297

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