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Paralympic torchbearer to hand out Tour De Vale medals

Cyclists at last year's Tour De Vale bike ride

Cyclists at last year's Tour De Vale bike ride

A wheelchair basketball coach who was chosen to travel to Russia to be a Paralympic torchbearer has a very special role at next month’s Tour De Vale bike ride.

Andy White, 20, from Aylesbury will hand out medals to the hundreds of people who are set to take part in the cycling event.

In recognition of his good work, Andy was nominated to carry the Paralympic flame by WheelPower, which is the charity benefitting from Tour De Vale.

He has been volunteering for wheelchair sport charity WheelPower since 2010 and volunteers as a coach for local wheelchair basketball club the Aylesbury Aces.

Starting and finishing at Stoke Mandeville Stadium on June 8, the Tour De Vale’s 55, 35 and 15 mile routes take in the Buckinghamshire countryside and villages.

2013 was the largest ever Tour De Vale bike ride with over 1,500 riders took part and raised a whopping £34,000 to help disabled people.

To find out more, and to register to take part visit www.wheelpower.org.uk

 

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