Andy Smith

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Andy rides the Tour de France - again!

Le Loop follows the official route of the Tour de France, one week ahead of the professionals and finishes 21 stages later in Paris, some 3,400kms later on Sunday 17th July.

On Friday 24th June 2022 around 100 riders will gather in Copenhagen for the 'Grand Depart'. Some cycle a few days, some ride further. More will join us over the following 3 weeks of the tour.

All monies raised go towards 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.

It's been a tough couple of years for charities and particularly for young people. This is my chance to give something back and help support young people who aren't lucky enough to enjoy the advantages in life that most of us take for granted.

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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Andy's Arctic Challenge!

Wednesday 23rd Mar
As well as riding the 8 key Mountain stages on Le Loop, I am off to the Arctic Circle for 4 days 'Fat' Biking across a high mountain plateau in the very north of Norway.
While it is a physical challenge (not least battling the sub zero temperatures) there are possibilities to see the Northern Lights, and herds of migrating reindeer moving north for the summer! Exciting and terrifying all in one!

Thank you to my Sponsors




Fatima Aissaoui

Have a wonderful ride musketeer. Will miss you but will be with you in spirit


Alison Parker

Go go Mr Cyclist! You’ll do it!


Joanna Gray

Keep er lit sur!


Dina Wheatcroft

You are an inspiration! Good luck with this fantastic challenge.


Brigita Wybrott (irvine)

Go get em!!!


Jenny And Nick

Such an inspiration Andy!! Wishing you an amazing adventure - we’ll all be following your progress and cheering you along 💪💪💪


Geoff Crandon

Hi Mate, Good luck and best wishes for the rest of your sufferfest. Looking forward to being regaled by your tales of this year's tour!


Rowena Curtis

Good luck Andy!


Charles Spring


Paul & Margatet Collis

Good luck Andy


Alan Murray

Hard core, but I expect nothing less! Keep going!


John Hackett

Chapeau Andy, ‘enjoy’ the views!


Colette Curran

Good luck Andy


Phil Spriggs

keep up the good work Andy



Good luck chap!!


Vicky Cuttiford

You are amazing and such an inspiration! Can’t wait to hear all about it in class! Xx



Best of luck friend!! - enjoy 😊



Good Luck Andy. Awesome


Kathryn Duffus

Wow! Good for you! Xxx



Go Andy!


Jo Swinburne

A great charity and what a challenge fo you. Good luck Andy you will smash it ❤️



Absolutely incredible everything your doing, and you’ll smash it 👊👊 looking forward to seeing pics, best of luck and enjoy (I think) 🤣 Nat x



Like you mentioned I haven’t heard of a lot of the medical conditions Edee has. The dogs sound amazing. Well done for bringing awareness to others of her struggles ⭐️


Sarah A

Well done you!


Russel Diffenthal

An amazing cause Andy and well done on all your achievements. Brilliant work you’re doing both personally and for the charity.. Kudos to you.


Pauline Reekie

Thank you for ensuring we get cold rather too!!!



Good luck, big fella. You got this!


Ally Lock

Best of luck Andy- look forward to hearing all about during Spin!


Nick Foster

Good luck with your challenges Andy, and good causes and charities to contribute to


Georgie Cardy

Amazing work Andy, well done. Love Georgie, Florie and Benji x


Stuart Campbell

Hope it all goes well enjoy the ride !


Sema Xxx

Best of luck to you and Mark for the Spinathon tomorrow, and congratulations on all your achievements in this amazing act of kindness x



You are an inspiration and my fave spin instructor. Safe journey and keep us updated on your adventures x



Good lucky Andy, you got this 👍🏻


Nikky Hodgett

Good luck hun xxx