Sign up to cycle for hospice care charity

Every March, hundreds of cyclists take to the cycle paths around Aylesbury or the hilly Chiltern lanes beyond in the popular Chilterns Cycle Challenge.

By The Newsroom
Monday, 18th January 2016, 9:22 am
Updated Monday, 18th January 2016, 9:24 am
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

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.

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.

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Rennie Grove's Chilterns Cycle Challenge

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.

Rennie Grove's Chilterns Cycle Challenge

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.