The MKFM Tour de Vale Bike Ride 2021

Date: 
19 Sep 2021
Host: 
WheelPower
Location: 
Stoke Mandeville Stadium
Guttmann Road
Stoke Mandeville
HP21 9PP
United Kingdom

The MKFM Tour de Vale on 19 September 2021

Over 830 cyclists descended on Stoke Mandeville Stadium as WheelPower welcomed riders of all ages and abilities to take part in the 2021 MKFM Tour de Vale charity bike ride.

Despite the wet September weather the riders arrived at the Birthplace of the Paralympic Movement full of smiles and eager to start. The rides were all started by Rob Butler MP,  and WheelPower CEO Martin McElhatton who with a wave of the flag and a press of the hooter set the cyclists on their way.

“Congratulations and thank you to all of the Tour de Vale 2021 riders who took part in this year’s event with so much joyful excitement, despite the soggy conditions that greeted you at Stoke Mandeville. The atmosphere here at the Stadium was fantastic throughout the whole day, and the sun even shone in the afternoon which was amazing to see!

Despite the challenges of the recent Pandemic, we are thrilled to have organised an event that everyone is familiar with and we are so thankful to everyone for wanting to support WheelPower. It’s too early to say how much money we have raised but every single penny will help us to reach more disabled children and adults in UK, and provide them with new opportunities to take part in sport and enjoy the benefits of being physically active.

Finally, I also wanted to thank all of our sponsors, supporters and volunteers who year after year go above and beyond to make sure our riders are kept safe across all of our routes. The event just wouldn’t have been possible without you!” (Jo Hall, Race Director)

After this year’s event, we are pleased to tell you that The 2022 Tour de Vale will take place on Sunday 12 June.

Find out your times for the 2021 Tour de Vale (courtesy of Sports Timing Solutions

Click here to find your time  

Event Photos

Please check out our Official Flickr Photo Album below: 

2021 Tour de Vale

WheelPower Facebook Album  

Thank you to Jo from MKFM and Steve Cook from Aylesbury District News who also took some fantastic photos during the day: 

MKFM Facebook 

Aylesbury District News Gallery   


The Tour de Vale

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. 

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.

The Routes

115k Advanced Ride for experienced cyclists

Start time: 9am - 9.15am club cyclists. 9.15am - 9.30am leisure cyclists

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70k Challenge Ride with a few steep hills

Start time: 10am - 10.15am club cyclists. 10.15am - 10.30am leisure cyclists

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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 

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How much does it cost to enter?

Entry to the MKFM Tour de Vale Bike Ride costs:

Category

Enter before 23:59 on 15 September 

Enter on Day 
Adult 25k  £15  £30
Children under 16 25K*   Free  Free
Adult 20k  £20  £40
Children under 16 70K*  £5  £10
Adult 115k  £25  £50
Children under 16 70K*  £5  £10
 Handcyclists Free  Free

* All children under 16 must be accompanied by an adult.

Note that all cyclists must wear a cycle helmet.


Get fundraising!

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

 

 

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