WHEN PROFESSIONAL SNOWBOARDER AND KEEN CYCLIST NELSON PRATT TOOK HIS OWN LIFE IN 2012, MARCUS, HIS BEST FRIEND, AND NELSON’S FAMILY WERE DETERMINED THAT HIS LEGACY AND SPIRIT WERE HONOURED. A PLACE WHERE FRIENDS, FAMILY, AND FELLOW CYCLISTS COULD COME TOGETHER AND EXPERIENCE NELSON’S FAVOURITE RIDES, HEAR HIS STORY AND USE HIS LEGACY TO HELP OTHERS. THE INCREDIBLE TOUR DE TEST VALLEY WAS BORN.
8 YEARS ON OVER 7,000 CYCLISTS HAVE HIT THE ROAD AND RAISED OVER HALF A MILLION POUNDS FOR CALM, RAISING AWARENESS OF SUICIDE AND HELPING FUND OUR LIFE-SAVING HELPLINE.
THIS YEAR – AS WE COULDN’T BE THERE TOGETHER IN THE TEST VALLEY – WE ASKED YOU TO TAKE ON YOUR FAVOURITE RIDE.
And boy did you. What an epic weekend it was. From the Isle of Skye to Cornwall, Lisbon to California, you took on your favourite rides across the world. So many miles cycled (someone did 310K!!), so many brownies baked. We salute you all.