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Milton Park joins forces with JoyRiders of Oxford to help women into cycling

Published on 17 May 2021

Women's cycling network, JoyRiders of Oxford and Milton Park have teamed up to offer some free lunchtime led cycle rides aimed at women wishing to start using a bike to commute to and from work.

If you are keen to reduce your carbon footprint but lack the confidence to cycle or maybe are fearful of traffic and unsure of where to go, then these sessions are for you!

Reducing the use of your car for single occupancy trips is one of the biggest differences you can make to reducing emissions as transport contributes the largest share of greenhouse gas emissions in the UK accounting for 36.5% of emissions with private cars accounting for 62% of these emissions.

You can bring your own bike, or rent one of Milton Park's free bikes or bikes, for the session which will take place in and around Milton Park and on the adjacent, traffic-free cycle paths and quiet roads. 

The group will ride at the pace of the slowest and include some breaks to admire the scenery along the way and talk about local routes and things to see.

It's a social ride that will also help those who haven't cycled in a while to gain confidence in the saddle.

Milton Park will be offering some lunchtime Cycle Confidence sessions with a qualified instructor to gain tips for safety and confidence when riding with traffic.

The sessions will help with road positioning, communicating with drivers, manoeuvering and anything else attendees would like to practice. These will be on paths and roads in and around Milton Park and will have a maximum of three people.

The lunchtime led rides will take place on the first Thursday of the month, starting on 3 June 2021.

If you are interested in taking part, then please email