On Sunday 12 June Buckinghamshire’s biggest charity bike returns with the 2022 Bucks Radio Tour de Vale. Organised by WheelPower since 2003, the annual event has become a highlight on the local cycling calendar, as riders come together to turn pedal power in to vital funds for the Stoke Mandeville based charity.
There are three fantastic routes to choose from, all starting and finishing on the famous track at the Birthplace of the Paralympic Movement. The routes take the riders out in to the beautiful Buckinghamshire and Oxfordshire countryside and are supported by regular water stops, volunteer marshals, first aid points and support vehicles for your safety throughout.
Choose from 25, 65 and 110km routes and join riders of all ages and abilities in completing this fantastic charity bike ride. The 25km route is ideal for families, with all under 16’s and hand cyclists going free. The two longer routes go through Eythrope Park, Waddesdon and Quainton and are for keen individual cyclists, or club members who want something a little more challenging.
All cyclists will be rewarded with a well earned medal after crossing the Stoke Mandeville Stadium finish line, where you will find massage tables, a barbecue and a bar so that you can recover and relax with your friends and family after the event.
The Tour de Vale is a unique ride and one that is loved by so many members of the local community here in Buckinghamshire. It is family friendly, inclusive and en-route you will discover a great atmosphere to help you along the way.
Jo Hall, WheelPower Event Organiser adds, ‘Since 2003 over £850,000 has been raised from the Tour de Vale, supporting the life changing work of WheelPower. It is more than just a bike ride, and by taking part and cycling together you too can help us transform more disabled lives through sport. The money raised this year will help us with the return of our in-person sports events, providing new opportunities to support disabled people lead healthier and more active lives through sport and exercise.’
To find out more about this year’s event and to sign up for the 2022 Bucks Radio Tour de Vale please visit www.tourdevale.com.
Volunteering at the 2022 Tour de Vale
If cycling isn’t for you, you may like to volunteer instead? To deliver a safe event organisers rely on the support of 150 local volunteers to marshal the routes, support at the sign in tent or on the many water stops throughout. You would need to donate a couple of hours, with full instructions, a high vis jacket and packed lunch supplied. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or call 01296 395995 to find out more.