Sign up to cycle for hospice care charity

Cabinet Member John Chilver hands the former day centre keys to Rector Will Pearson-Gee
Cabinet Member John Chilver hands the former day centre keys to Rector Will Pearson-Gee
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Every March, hundreds of cyclists take to the cycle paths around Aylesbury or the hilly Chiltern lanes beyond in the popular Chilterns Cycle Challenge.

St Peter and St Paul’s Church will use the centre, in Verney Close, to bring the work volunteers do to help the vulnerable, lonely and isolated people closer to the town centre.

Rennie Grove's Chilterns Cycle Challenge

Rennie Grove's Chilterns Cycle Challenge

Organised by Rennie Grove Hospice Care, the event helps fund the charity’s 24/7 Hospice at Home service across Bucks and Herts.

Last year’s event saw over 500 people pedal off to raise over £30,000 in sponsorship.

It is hoped that this year’s challenge will raise even more for Rennie Grove, helping it to meet the increasing demand for its services.

Online registration is now open. Riders can choose from a 10km family route, a 35-mile route and a 75-mile marathon of a route.

All routes start and finish in Aylesbury town centre and entry fees depend on the distance chosen.

Perfect for families with young children, the 10km route makes use of the Gemstone cycleways around 
Aylesbury.

If you’re feeling more adventurous, the 35-mile option takes you out to Kimble, Longwick and as far as Bledlow Ridge, then back through the Hampdens and Butlers Cross.

Riders following the 75-mile route follow the same route, before splitting off to cover villages including Stokenchurch, Ibstone, Fingest, and Latimer.

The return journey to Aylesbury takes them through Berkhamsted and Wendover.

For more details, see www.renniegrove.org/chilternscycle or call 01442 820740.