Business Cycling Breakfast 25.11.21

Thursday 25TH November 2021, 8.30-9.30am

at Willen Hospice Store, 1 Grafton Gate East, MK9 1AH (see map and parking details below).

inviting representatives from MK’s leading cycling companies (see results of Cycle September) to share best practice in encouraging employee cycling and promote the cycling competition for businesses during Winter Wheelers 1st-25th December.


8.15              Arrive & networking

8.30              Welcome & Introduction – Deborah Cooper, MK Cycle Forum. Fire safety briefing – Nigel Birch, Willen Hospice

8.35              Why cycling is good for our students and staff – Tony Nelson, Headteacher of The Hazeley Academy secondary school

8.40              Why cycling is good for our business

  • Jonathan Stone, Trek Bikes – what motivates workers to cycle
  • Richard Scott, VWFS new ideas to get colleagues cycling
  • Leigh Richards, Nextbike – what motivates people to use Nextbike
  • Martin Swift, Cycle Saviours – how we reduce bicycle waste

8.55             Why cycling is important for MK – MK Mayor Mohammed Khan

9.00             How we are supporting businesses and Winter Wheelers competition (1st-25th Dec) – Ellie Williamson & Raeesa Chowdhury, MK Council

9.05              Power analysis to grow participation of your organisation – Tom Bulman, Cycling CitizensMK

9.15              Cycling SantasMK world record event Thurs 16th Dec and prize donations (for December, March and/or June) – Ian Revell, MK Community Foundation

9.20              Closing comments – Clive Faine & Phil Murphy, Cycle Forum – why we’re pleased to see this cycling development

9.25              Willen Hospice cycling events in 2022 – Nigel Birch, Willen Hospice

9.30              End & networking

Parking: For parking and entrance, there is a large private parking courtyard behind the back of the Grafton Gate store and entrance to the building will be from this courtyard. There is a door by the glass windows (ebay collection point on map above).  The main shop entrance will be closed. Cycles can be parked safely in the warehouse.


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