The 2023 Bucks Radio Tour de Vale, Bucks County’s largest charity bike event, will take place on Sunday, June 11, this summer.
The annual cycling event, which is put on by WheelPower, attracts more than 1,000 cyclists of all ages, skill levels, and fitness levels to Stoke Mandeville to support the charity at the centre of wheelchair sport.
There are three options, all of which begin and end on the famous track at the birthplace of the Paralympic Movement.
The routes take riders through the Bucks countryside, with regular water stops, volunteer marshals, and support vehicles to ensure their safety.
Routes of 25km, 75km, and 110km are available to riders. The 25-kilometer route is ideal for families, as all under-16s ride for free.
In 2023, the two longer distances will have brand new routes that will take them north from Aylesbury to the countryside around Buckingham, Stowe, and the Claydons.
After crossing the finish line, all cyclists will be rewarded with a well-earned medal.
Following the event, massage tables, Bucks Radio entertainment, a barbecue, and a bar will be available.
WheelPower events and community fundraiser Eve Helyer said: “This year we celebrate the 20th year of the Tour de Vale and want to make 2023 the biggest and best yet.
“Since 2003, over £875,000 has been raised by our amazing cyclists and their support has meant that WheelPower has been able to deliver lots more life-changing opportunities, both here in Buckinghamsire and across the United Kingdom.”
To find out more about this year’s event and to sign up for the 2023 Bucks Radio Tour de Vale, visit www.tourdevale.com
But if cycling isn’t for you, you can still help by volunteering. WheelPower relies on 150 local volunteers to marshal the routes, assist at the sign-in tent, and assist riders at critical water stops to ensure a safe event.