1959 cyclists take part in Tour de Vale in support of WheelPower

  |  Published: Jun 27th 2016

1.959 cyclists have completed the Mix96 Tour de Vale bike ride on Sunday 26 June.

The near sellout event became the largest bike ride in Buckinghamshire in 2016, with demand for the family friendly 25k route being more popular than ever before.

Organised by WheelPower, the national charity for wheelchair sport, the Tour de Vale took riders through one of the three routes starting and finishing at Stoke Mandeville Stadium.

Liz Miller, 72, from Leighton Buzzard completed her second Tour de Vale. She said “I've really enjoyed the ride today. I was impressed that all the wild birds were singing, that was nice.”

“During the route there was always somebody cycling in front or nearby encouraging me to keep going, that really helped!

"The marshalling was excellent, and the way it was organised it made for a fantastic event."

WheelPower’s Tour de Vale director Jo Hall said “We are elated with this year’s amazing turnout for the Mix96 Tour de Vale. The bike ride is WheelPower’s biggest fundraising event of the year, so we are so grateful for the tremendous support we have from the local community.”

“Thank you to everyone that has taken part and for the all funds you have raised in sponsorship, it enables WheelPower to provide life transforming acitivties for disabled children and recently injured adults”

“WheelPower would also like to applaud the many amazing volunteers and organisations, without them the Tour de Vale would not be possible.”

“Thank you to Mix96, Fresh, Aylesbury Cycling Campaign, Buckingham Bikes and Abingdon Venture Rescue for your continued support.”

Tour de Vale 25k route start
Tour de Vale 25k route start
Tour de Vale 25k route participants
Tour de Vale 25k route participants
Tour de Vale cyclist in Eythrope Park
Tour de Vale cyclist in Eythrope Park
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