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

NEWS:

The MKFM Tour de Vale Postponed until 19th September 2021

In light of the current lockdown and with so much uncertainty remaining it is with a heavy heart that we have decided to postpone this year’s MKFM Tour de Vale Charity Bike Ride to Sunday 19th September 2021.

“We are very much looking forward to the 2021 Tour de Vale alongside our new title sponsor MKFM and hope that this decision will reassure you of our commitment to this year’s event. The Tour de Vale is our biggest fundraising event of the year and we are very hopeful that in September we will be able to put on a fantastic celebration of cycling as we welcome you back to Stoke Mandeville Stadium. In the coming months we will be working hard to make sure that all plans are put in place so that our riders are able to enjoy this day in a safe and happy environment.” Jo Hall, Ride Director.

For all the latest information on this year’s event please continue to check our social media channels and website www.tourdevale.com Please note: Entries for this new date will open shortly.

Thank you for your understanding. Your support during this time would be most welcome as we continue to help disabled people throughout the United Kingdom to lead healthy and active lives

Full Press Release  - Feb 2021   

WheelPower welcome MKFM as Title Sponsor of the MKFM Tour de Vale Charity Bike Ride!

WheelPower, the national charity for wheelchair sport, are delighted to announce that Milton Keynes based radio station MKFM will become the title sponsor for the Tour de Vale charity bike ride in 2021. Since 2003, the Tour de Vale Charity Bike Ride has raised £800,000 for WheelPower and we are very much looking forward to working alongside the team at MKFM to showcase this event to a wider audience across their network.

The Tour de Vale is organised by WheelPower from our home at Stoke Mandeville Stadium, the birthplace of the Paralympic movement. The event is our biggest fundraiser of the year and is very much community driven. It is popular with people of all abilities, from individuals & families to cycling clubs and is inclusive in every respect, welcoming many disabled cyclists to the start line. 

Darren Dorrington, MKFM Chief Executive comments, “MKFM are proud to be working with WheelPower’s Tour de Vale next year and covering the event. After what has been a disaster of a year for outdoor events, we will all welcome this one and hoping more people than ever with join the cycle in 2021”

Prior to this year’s challenges, it was in 2019 that we saw over 1,400 riders on the start line at Stoke Mandeville before setting them off on their respective cycling challenges. Together they raised an amazing £56,000 for WheelPower and supported our programmes to reach even more people with disabilities to stay active and access sporting opportunities throughout the UK. In 2020 the event still took place in a ‘Alternative’ way as hundreds of riders challenged themselves over various distances during the month of September. We are so grateful for their continued support and we now look ahead to 2021 with the hope we can return to a more familiar Tour de Vale alongside our new sponsors MKFM.

Martin McElhatton, WheelPower Chief Executive concludes, “The Tour de Vale Charity Bike Ride is WheelPower’s biggest fundraising event and we are delighted that it attracts families, club cyclists, and hand cyclists from our local community here in Buckinghamshire and beyond. The vital funds it raises help us to support disabled people who have had life changing injuries, which this year is of even greater importance due to many shielding and being isolated in their homes. By providing access to sport and physical activity opportunities, WheelPower help people to overcome their injuries and see a positive future. I am hugely proud of this event and I would like to thank MKFM and their audience for joining us on this journey over the coming year.”

Full Press Release - Nov 2020 

A look back at the last Tour de Vale Bike Ride

With a new title sponsor and lots of exciting plans for 2021 click here toplease check back here for all the latest updates regarding the next Tour de Vale Charity Bike Ride. Click here if you want to be the first to receive entry information.


Get your training started with a warm up ride!

Starting at Stoke Mandeville, this lovely route 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.

Keep an eye out over the next few weeks when we will be sharing more warm up rides.

Download the route here

 

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