County Council leader gears up for huge bike ride

  |  Published: Jun 3rd 2015
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County Council Leader Martin Tett is urging cycling enthusiasts to get on their bikes and join him this weekend in a huge charity ride.

Martin has taken part in the Mix96 Tour de Vale Bike Ride almost every year for about the last ten years.

And now as he gears himself up to ride 60k on Sunday, he is calling on other cyclists to enter the event in aid of WheelPower, the Stoke Mandeville-based national charity for wheelchair sport.

So far, 1700 people have entered, but there are still places for a further 300, and WheelPower is hoping to attract maximum numbers in order to beat last year’s fundraising total.

?“Cycling is fun, it’s good for your health and this is a great opportunity to appreciate how beautiful Aylesbury Vale is,” said Martin. “I do hope other cyclists, of all abilities, will come forward to bring the numbers up to 2,000 for this fantastic cause. I have been doing this event for years and it’s astonishing how the number of entrants has grown so large.”

Organiser Jo Hall of WheelPower said: “Last year was the greatest-ever Tour de Vale bike with riders raising over £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 at this year’s Mix 96 Tour De Vale.” 

The ride takes place on Sunday 7 June with three routes – 100k, 60k and 25k family fun ride - taking cyclists through the delightful Buckinghamshire countryside and villages. The event mainly takes in the Aylesbury Vale but does go as far as Chesham.

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

Every rider is given chip timing. Helmets are compulsory. Start and finish is at Stoke Mandeville Stadium.

Advanced entries officially close at midnight on June 3 but any remaining places will be sold on the day of the ride, subject to availability, for £30 per adult.

Visit www.tourdevale.com  

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