Heritage Open Day Ride
Sunday, September 13, 1:30 pm - 4:30 pmhttps://www.heritageopendays.org.uk/visiting/event/get-cycling-mk-heritage-open-days-2020-guided-bike-ride
A great day for mums, dads, kids, gramps, friends - and it's all FREE!
This year the Get Cycling MK Heritage Open Day Ride gives you the opportunity to go to two brilliant Heritage Open Day Sites in one go! An easy, short, safe ride along traffic free cycle routes and redways; suitable for all ages and bike types; led by experienced ride leaders.
And it's all absolutely free!
Start by visiting the MK Museum Transport Weekend :-http://www.miltonkeynesmuseum.org.uk/transport-weekend/
While the main museum is closed because of covid the brilliant annual transport weekend is still taking place outdoors. See lovingly restored cars, vans, motorbikes and military vehicles in the beautiful setting of an historical Victorian Model Farm site that was once part of Dr John Radcliffe’s Estate. Allow plenty of time here before the ride and bring a picnic or take advantage of the delicious on-site catering.
This year you need to book (see the link on the MK Museum Page) but the museum is giving the tickets out FREE.
Then at 1.15 gather in the Car Park for a short ride to the Bradwell Windmill Open Day :-https://www.heritageopendays.org.uk/visiting/event/bradwell-windmill-open-weekend1
We will meet in the Car Park where, to comply with covid regulations you will be allocated to a group, registered (we need your contact details for tracing if need be), and given a pre-ride briefing. The groups of 5 will have their own ride leader and will have slightly staggered leaving times.
The first group will leave at 1.30.
Then it’s off to the early 1800s windmill, restored to working order. The mill will be producing flour from 1400 to 1500. A guided tour of the mill by Richard the Miller and discover how this fascinating machine fits into the history and culture of our areas history.
The Mill can only fit a few people at a time so please wait for your turn in your groups outside.
After the tour we will cycle along the River Ouse, following the new MK Cultural Routes Iron Route. Along the way you’ll see two icons of Milton Keynes transport history – the massive Railway Viaduct and the famous Iron Trunk Canal Aqueduct. Both have played a role in spurring local and national transport links and economic prosperity.
We will return to MK Museum at about 4.30-5.00pm.
This is an easy short ride of about 6 miles overall and is suitable for all ages. It's a fantastic opportunity to taste the Heritage and spirit of some of the best attractions in Milton Keynes.
We know that this ride will be over-subscribed but we will try to add ride leaders as numbers demand, so it will be essential to book in advance.
COVID Note – it’s really important to keep covid safe. It’s a condition of booking that you agree to read and comply with the ride Covid Guidelines. Please download and read them here:http://www.cbhome.co.uk/cbhome/2020%20HODS%20Disclaimer%20and%20Covid%20Rules.pdf
This years Heritage Open Day Ride!
All traffic free cycle and redways.
Stops at MK Museum, Bradwell Windmill.
Helmets required for U18s.
If you aren't used to cycling - welcome! This is a short easy ride that is designed for fun - not for exercise!
The 2020 Heritage Open Day Guided Ride
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