Bucks Radio Tour de Vale
Join us to turn pedal power into funds for WheelPower, the national charity for wheel chair sport, and support them to transform more disabled people's lives through sport and physical activity.
The Bucks Radio Tour De Vale 2022 takes place on Sunday 12th June, with 3 different routes, all starting and ending at Stoke Mandeville Stadium, the birthplace of the Paralympic Movement. But which route will you choose?
- The family friendly 25K
- The slightly harder 65K!
- Or really challenge yourself with the 110K!
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Start your 2022 Bucks Radio Tour de Vale training with a warm-up ride from WheelPower!
Whether it be for pre-training or some new routes for you to experience, our route planner Peter Robinson has published 4 new practice routes to help you get ready for this year's event.
The first lovely route starts in Stoke Mandeville and takes you through Ellesborough, Great Missenden, Chesham, St Leonards, Halton & Weston Turville.
This 51 mile route starts in Wendover and takes you through lots of beautiful countryside. But be warned this hilly ride contains with 575m of ascent.
A challenging 43km circular route with 541m of ascent that starts and finishes in Watermead, Aylesbury.
Starting in Aston Clinton, this is a hilly 49km warm up ride with 500m of ascent.
The Bucks Radio Tour de Vale
WheelPower is delighted to have Bucks Radio as media partners this year.
The Bucks Radio Tour de Vale - The event
CEO of WheelPower talks us through the event and the three routes.
The Bucks Radio Tour de Vale - Volunteering
WheelPower's Andy White is always on the lookout for volunteers.
Bucks Radio Tour de Vale FACTS
1 - Buckinghamshire’s biggest charity bike ride
2 - Organised by WheelPower, the national charity for wheelchair sport
3 - Start/Finish on the famous Stoke Mandeville Stadium track (Birthplace of the Paralympic Movement)
4 - The annual cycling event first took place in 2003
5 - Three routes to choose from set along Buckinghamshire/Oxfordshire country roads, (25km/65K/110K)
6 - Inclusive cycling event for all. From club cyclists to families, hand cyclists to corporate teams.
7- 2021 – 850 riders raised over £43,000 for WheelPower
8 - 2020 – Alternative ‘Virtual’ event took place in response to the Covid-19 pandemic
9 - 2019 - 1,400 riders raised over £55,000 for the charity
10 - Trophies awarded to highest fundraisers (team, individual adults and under 16)
11 - All monies raised from the Tour de Vale supports WheelPower to transform more disabled lives through sport and physical activity opportunities
12 - Volunteers are vital to the events success. Over 150 are needed to run the Tour de Vale each year
13 - The Tour de Vale is a professional event with chip timing, first aid, support vehicles, water stops and marshals