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Get prepared for the ride
Whether it be for pre training or some new routes for you to experience, our route planner Peter Robinson has published these practice routes to help you get ready for the Bucks Radio Tour de Vale Bike Ride.
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 51 mile route starts in Wendover and takes you through the village of Chartridge before heading into Chesham and onto Flaunden, Bovingdon, Lye Green, Ashley Green, Hawridge, Cholesbury, Buckland Common before heading back to Wendover.
There’s lots of beautiful countryside to see! This hilly ride contains with 575m of ascent.
3. A challenging 43km circular route with 541m of ascent that starts and finishes in Watermead and uses the Waddesdon Greenway and Estate roads before heading towards Upper Winchendon, Chearsley, Cuddington and Haddenham where you could stop for a coffee at the Norsk Cafe.
From here you will head back towards Aylesbury before finishing in Watermead. The route includes a small excursion to Windmill Hill.
4. Starting in Aston Clinton, this is a hilly 49km warm up ride with 500m of ascent.
From Aston Clinton you’ll cycle through Wendover Woods, through Cholesbury, Hawridge, Aldbury Pitstone, Cheddington before heading along the straight avenue approach to Mentmore, then onto Wingrave, Long Marston and Wilstone before heading back to your starting point in Aston Clinton.
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/