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The MKFM Tour de Vale on 19 September 2021
Take part in our popular MKFM Tour de Vale Bike Ride, Buckinghamshire's biggest charity cycling event.
Our glorious routes start and finish at Stoke Mandeville Stadium and will take you out into beautiful countryside of Buckinghamshire and Oxfordshire. Each route includes water stops and is equipped with marshals, first aid and support vehicles for your safety.
Why take part?
Organised by WheelPower, the MKFM Tour de Vale Charity Bike Ride has raised funds that have transformed the lives of thousands of disabled children and newly injured adults in the last 17 years. As your local charity, WheelPower relies on the tremendous support of fundraisers and the local community. Every pound raised by you will help us continue our vital work at Stoke Mandeville Stadium and beyond.
Pre-registration has closed. It is still possible to join us on the day, please see start times and on-day pricing below.
115k Advanced Ride for experienced cyclists
Start time: 9am - 9.15am club cyclists. 9.15am - 9.30am leisure cyclists
70k Challenge Ride with a few steep hills
Start time: 10am - 10.15am club cyclists. 10.15am - 10.30am leisure cyclists
25k Fun Ride for all the family (capacity of 725 riders)
- 10.30am - 10.45am single cyclists or those without children under 16
- 10.45am - 11am family cyclists with children under 16
- 11am - 11.15am all cyclists
How much does it cost to enter?
Entry to the MKFM Tour de Vale Bike Ride costs:
Enter before 23:59 on 15 September
|Enter on Day|
|Children under 16 25K*||Free||Free|
|Children under 16 70K*||£5||£10|
|Children under 16 70K*||£5||£10|
* All children under 16 must be accompanied by an adult.
Note that all cyclists must wear a cycle helmet.
Your entry fee only pays for the cost of organising the event. Please set up your fundraising page today so that we can continue to provide opportunities for wheelchair users to lead healthy, active lives at https://www.justgiving.com/bwsf
Get prepared for the ride
We will be offering a selection of routes during the coming months for you to download in readiness for our ride. Whether it be for pre training or some new routes for you to experience, we hope you enjoy them. Huge thanks to our route planner Peter Robinson for allowing us to share these with you.
1. The first lovely route starts in Stoke Mandeville and takes you through Ellesborough, Great Missenden, Chesham, St Leonards, Halton & Weston Turville. Including a total ascent of 1,594 ft this 28 mile route is perfect to blow away those cobwebs! Why not stop at Café Nero in Chesham for a takeaway coffee before tackling the greatest elevation of 873ft at the 21 mile mark.
2. This 32 mile route takes you through the villages of Cuddington, Chearsley, Ashenden, Quainton, Upper Winchendon and Haddenham. There’s lots of beautiful countryside to see; full description on the route page. A hilly ride with 1667 feet (508m) of ascent.
3. Starting in Wendover High Street, this 50k route takes you through the villages of Halton, Aston Clinton, Aldbury & Tring. The climb towards Steps Hill is the steepest on the route encountering an elevation of 827ft at mile 17; you are however rewarded with a lovely scenic descent towards Ivinghoe. A steady cycle takes you through Cheddington & Long Marston before returning through Weston Turville and finishing at Worlds End Garden Centre (Wyvale) for a well earned coffee!
4. Starting in Wendover high street, this 46km ride takes you through the villages of St Leonards, Buckland Common & in to the Hertfordshire countryside past Wiggington & Aldbury. Back in to Buckinghamshire passing through Marsworth, Aston Clinton & Halton before finishing back in Wendover where you can treat yourself to a reward from the many coffee shops, a must have after cycling nearly half the route uphill!
5. Starting on Lower road, Stoke Mandeville, this 74km route takes you through the villages of Weston Turville, Halton and past Wendover Woods. Through St Leonards, Buckland Common and Wiggington sees the most beautiful countryside of Invinghoe and Ashridge before taking a slightly different route back through Tring and surrounding villages.
As the title 'Up The Down Escalator' suggests, this route is not for the faint hearted! Lots of up’s and downs with 43% of the route uphill and 39% downhill. Only 18% is on the flat! The highest elevation of 274m is at the 14km mark, Haddington Hill with a brutal final climb at the 62km mark. This route has a total of 870m ascent and 869m descent. Enjoy!
Thank you to our regular Tour de Vale cyclist Matthew Lewis for sharing this route.
Keep an eye out over the next few months when we will be sharing more rides to be enjoyed in the Aylesbury Vale.
Buckinghamshire Council run Bikeability Training Courses to help children learn to ride their bike safely. Find out more at https://www.buckscc.gov.uk/services/transport-and-roads/cycling-and-walking/bikeability-training/
A look back at past Tour de Vale Bike Rides