Grab your helmet and get into gear for this year’s Tour de Vale

Tour de Vale charity cycle ride from Stoke Mandeville Stadium, 2014
Tour de Vale charity cycle ride from Stoke Mandeville Stadium, 2014

There are 2,000 spaces up for grabs in this year’s Tour de Vale, which is the largest ever number since the cycle race began.

The annual race in aid of WheelPower – the wheelchair sport charity based at Stoke Mandeville Stadium – has helped transform the lives of thousands of disabled adults and children since it was set up 12 years ago.

Because of increased demand for places over the years, WheelPower have created a maximum of 2,000 places and features new routes.

Organiser Jo Hall, of WheelPower, said: “Last year was the greatest ever Tour de Vale bike with riders raising more than £46,000 for WheelPower for which we would like to thank everyone involved.

“We look forward to welcoming the many cyclists of all ages and abilities who come from all around the Aylesbury Vale and much further beyond.”

Last year’s ride drew in 1,800 riders and this year, it starts and finishes at Stoke Mandeville Stadium on Sunday, 7 June.

The three routes – 25k, 60k and 100k – will take cyclists through the beautiful Bucks countryside.

Advanced entries are £15 for adults and free for children under 16 with an accompanying adult.

Every rider is given chip timing and helmets are compulsory.

To enter, click here or call 01296 395995.