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Tour de Rennie Grove

11-26 June 2022

 

Following the success of our first ever Tour de Rennie Grove in 2021, we are delighted to see it return this year. 

You can challenge yourself to complete the entire tour or ​take on just one leg over three consecutive weekends ​from 11-26 June. It’s perfect for beginners or seasoned cyclists! Each of the three legs covers an area which our nurses work within, so you’ll be retracing the miles they cover every day.  You will receive a Tour de Rennie Grove cycle jersey and those who reach the fundraising target will also receive a medal! 

Tickets:
£10 per leg
£25 for all 3 legs
You can sign up to 1 leg, ​2 or the entire tour.

Neil reaches Ivinghoe Beacon 1st Leg of the Tour de Rennie Grove
Choose from one or all three legs, taking place over three consecutive weekends in June:

TDRG Event

Leg 1: 11 - 12 June

Leg 2: 18 - 19 June

Leg 3: 25 - 26 June



You will be provided with the route (via Strava) for each leg. All routes will be self-guided so please ensure you stay safe and abide by road safety measures. Each route will be around 50 miles in length. A more detailed overview of the routes is below.

Every participant will receive a Tour De Rennie Grove cycle jersey and if you reach your fundraising target you will receive a medal. We are encouraging participants to raise £1 for every mile they travel, so £50 per leg. But don’t let that limit your fundraising – the more you raise, the more hours of nursing care you will be helping to fund ensuring we can continue to care for and support patients and families in the comfort of their own homes, making every moment matter.  

​Routes

Tour de Rennie Grove Leg 1

Leg 1 (St Albans) - The Scenic Ride

Heading out of St Albans, the Leg 1 route leaves Hertfordshire and heads into the scenic countryside of Bedfordshire and Buckinghamshire where it passes along quiet lanes, through villages and includes beauty spots such as Whipsnade, Ivinghoe Beacon and the Ashridge estate. It then returns into the suburbs of Herts, weaving a course around before heading back to St Albans.

Tour de Rennie Grove Leg 2

Leg 2 (Tring) - The Hilly Ride

Starting from Tring, the Leg 2 route spends most of its time in and around the Chilterns so there is barely a flat piece of road. The route includes Whiteleaf, one of the Top 100 Climbs in Britain, but omits its little brother "Wardrobes". That's not all though, there are notable ascents out of Great Missenden, Chesham and Berkhamsted as well as on the way into Aldbury before coasting down to the Grand Union canal for the final short drag back up into Tring.

Tour de Rennie Grove Leg 3

Leg 3 (Amersham) - The Eclectic Ride

Mainly within Buckinghamshire, briefly emerging into Berkshire, the Leg 3 route navigates its way around one of the most densely populated areas around London, but dipping in and out of deserted country lanes you would barely know it. This route includes almost everything; pretty historic villages with half-timbered houses, quaint bridges over the Thames, roads that duck under or over the M40 and A4, modern town centers, deserted lanes with gravel 'center partings', suburban streets, short steep descents and the flatness of the Thames Valley. You'll need to keep your eye on the route and it twists and turns to keep you away from traffic wherever possible and enjoy the feeling of being away from it all in the Bucks countryside.

How your sponsorship helps

Your entry fee covers the costs of putting on the event but your sponsorship contributes to funding Rennie Grove's care in the community. We need to raise over £20,000 every day to continue to provide our services for all the local people who need us.

Your sponsorship money helps us to provide end-of-life care to local patients with cancer and other life-limiting illnesses and their families. Because of the pandemic, we're caring for more patients than ever, as many as 600 at any one time, in fact. Those patients need us, and we need you to help fund their care. £60 could pay for 2 hours of care for a patient.

Please consider raising sponsorship to support our services. If you raise money via Justgiving, this will come directly to us. You can set up your own Justgiving page here, send it round to your friends, family and work colleagues - let them know what you're doing and why and see how much you raise!

 

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