Andrew Hopkins

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Le Loop - supporting the William Wates Memorial Trust

This year I will cycle the full official route of the Tour de France, one week ahead of the professionals.

On Saturday 22nd June I'll be in Florence, Italy with 100 other cyclists for the 'Grand Depart' and 3 weeks, 21 stages, 3600Km and 52,000 metres of climbing later I'll cross the finish line in Nice! 

Every participant commits to raising a minimum amount for the William Wates Memorial Trust (WWMT). The fundraised money is entirely separate from the participation fee - donations do not pay for my Tour. My target is to raise, with your help, £3200.

All monies raised go directly to the William Wates Memorial Trust whose mission is to help the most disadvantaged young people keep away from a life of crime and violence and fulfil their potential. This is achieved by giving grants to charities that engage young people through the medium of sports, arts and education. I've met some of these young people and the work done by the trust is to positively change their lives is incredible.

Le Loop is no small undertaking. Riding even ONE stage of the Tour de France route is going to hurt! Please reward my pain by giving generously.



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Supplyvue Limited

Well done. Great to support you in this challenge


Courtland Macduff

All the best my friend.



Andrew I congratulate you for your drive to continue to help groups like this. Wish you all the best


Jon Jones

Best of luck Andrew - that’s a hell of a challenge - you’ll smash it.


Andrew Hopkins


Ben Scott Knight

Great effort for a wonderful cause. Bon chance!


Margrit Hopkins

I wish you all the best in your tough challenge. Good luck Ands, Lot of love, Mum XX


Peter Ruff

Wishing you all the best Andrew, fantastic endeavour.


Andy Birtwistle


Kevin Holland

Good luck Andrew. Youre really stepping it up this year. And you've hit your donation target now!! Thats a got to be a good omen!


Barry Marron

Fair play to you Andrew ! Great cause, best of luck.


Michael Shurlin

Awesome mate.


Olivier Serre

I am very jealous! Great challenge and happy to support the WWMT


Nigel Rawson

Great cause All the best


Mark Herman

WTF Andrew!! All the best and respect!!!


Paul Thompson

Good luck Andrew - an epic adventure and great cause! Paul & Sam


Michael O Sullivan

Andrew, it never gets easier, you just get faster. Good luck with your dream tour de force. Mike.


Mark Langford

Good luck Andrew - that’s some achievement


Andrew Hopkins


Susan Bennett

Go Ands, we are very proud of you. Love Sus xxxx


Jane Gallagher

Go Ands!! You’ve shown so much dedication and determination to this huge challenge!! We are so proud of you!! Lots of love Jane, Sean,Tom, Katie and Harry xxXxX


Scott Fawcett

Good luck sounds like it could hurt !


Marshall Lee

Super stuff Andrew! All the best.


Rayne Edwards

Wishing you the best of luck for such a great cause . Enjoy this amazing challenge



Well done Andrew - fantastic cause!!!


Mike Cowking

Bravo, Monsieur


Antony (ocdata Ltd)

I'm a little bit in awe of this undertaking. Try and enjoy some of it Antony xxx


Ben Spacey


Ken Gibson


Mike Mcelhatton

Make sure you pack a puncture repair kit! Good luck Andrew!


Jonathan Dunlop

Best wishes for a great Tour Andrew!


Hayley Beattie

The very best of luck Andrew! What an impressive undertaking.


Isabelle Perrett

Dear Andrew wishing you good cycling legs and much luck!


Oliver Whelehan

Have fun Andrew.


Sean Maguire

Get those legs pumping Andy


Dave Bennett

Best of luck !


Andreas Joosten

Good luck!


Matt Hogan