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Ride against suicide: 7th Nelson’s Tour de Test Valley

Seven years!? Time has whizzed by like a middle aged man in lycra across the Hampshire hills. This year’s ride takes place on Saturday 14th September. Check out our 2018 highlights and sign up today for Britain’s best Sportive. Ride against suicide. #RideOnNelly.

Film by Erlend Evans. Music by Charlie Tunnel And Kira Blush.

When: Saturday, September 14th 2019
Where: Hampshire, Grately


Nelson’s Tour De Test Valley is the legendary sportive in memory of pro snowboarder and keen cyclist, Nelson Pratt, by his brother Chris and friend Marcus Chapman.

After Nelson tragically died in 2012, his friends and family wanted to keep his memory alive with the level of energy and passion that Nelson embodied. Inspired by his love for cycling, great food and even better company, Nelson’s Tour de Test Valley was born and has become CALM’s biggest event.

Over the last six years, the event has raised over £343,400 for CALM which has enabled 28,570 helpline calls and helped prevent 1,020 suicides.

Offering stunning 25, 50 and 100 mile routes through the picturesque countryside and villages of West Berkshire and Hampshire, it’s a family friendly affair open to riders of all ages and abilities. Join Nelson’s friends and family and spend the day cycling through peaceful green roads, munching home made brownies and round it all off with cider, music and curry.

Whether it’s your seventh ride or your first, we would love to see you there. Make sure to sign up now as places will go quickly.

On average, in the UK, 12 men a day take their own life. By raising just £96 you could help answer 12 potentially life-saving calls.  Entry is open now – saddle up!

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