Pumped up for the Vale

Buckinghamshire’s largest charity cycle ride returns in June with the 2022 Bucks Radio Tour de Vale.
Organised by WheelPower since 2003, the annual event has become a highlight of the local cycling calendar, as riders come together to turn pedal power into vital funds for the Stoke Mandeville-based charity.

There are three routes from which to choose on Sunday, 12 June, 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 vehicle.

People can choose from 25-, 65- and 110km routes and join riders of all ages and abilities in completing the charity ride. The 25km route is ideal for families, with all under 16s 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 more challenging.

All cyclists will receive a medal after crossing the Stoke Mandeville Stadium finish line, where they
will find massage tables, a barbecue and a bar so that they can recover and relax with friends and family after the event.

Jo Hall, WheelPower event organiser said: 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.’

Info: To find out more about this year’s event and sign up for the Tour de Vale,
visit www.tourdevale.com