Tour cycle challenge for Aiden’s first fundraiser

Tim, Aiden and Emily Munro
Tim, Aiden and Emily Munro

An 11-year-old schoolboy is to tackle the county’s biggest bike ride on his first charity event.

Aiden Munro, from Aylesbury, will be taking on the mix96 Tour de Vale bike ride among an expected 2,000 people with his mum Emily and his uncle Tim Munro, on Sunday, June 26.

The trio will take on the family friendly 25k route, touring the villages of Bishopstone, Ford, Kimble Wick and Stoke Mandeville. An enthusiastic cyclist, Aiden has been busy training for the ride, starting with 7k rides around the Aylesbury Vale.

Aiden’s efforts will be in support of WheelPower, with the money he raises helping the charity to provide opportunities for disabled people at Stoke Mandeville Stadium.

His mum Emily said: “Aiden is very excited to be taking part in the Tour De Vale as his first charity event outside of school, and we all hope it’s the first of many. Aiden is trying his best to raise as much money as he can for WheelPower, he’s been working very hard to get ready and is looking forward to seeing everyone along the way.”

WheelPower’s Tour de Vale director Jo Hall said: “The mix96 Tour de Vale attracts riders of all ages and abilities, we are always told this creates a fantastic family atmosphere for a bike ride.

“Aiden, and his family’s fundraising for WheelPower will make a great difference to the lives of disabled people.”

The Tour de Vale takes place on Sunday 26th June. Visit www.tourdevale.com