I'm taking on an epic cycling challenge: Le Loop.
In 2022 I plan on doing something epic for an incredible cause and I would love and appreciate your help.
For three weeks in June and July I will be cycling the entire route of the Tour De France as part of an event called Le Loop.
Le Loop follows the official route of the Tour de France, one week ahead of the professionals and finishes in Paris, some 21 Stages and 3,400kms later on Sunday 17th July.
Apart from personal glory the real reason I am attempting this feat is to help raise funds for the William Wates Memorial Trust.
The William Wates Memorial Trust helps the most disadvantaged young people stay away from a life of crime and violence and fulfil their immense potential.
This is achieved by giving grants to charities that engage young people through the mediums of sport, arts and education.
I believe in this charity and their fantastic work so much that I am putting my money where my lycra is and have stumped up the first £250.
Furthermore, I am prepared to Match-Fund the highest individual donation if it exceeds £250.
I will be exceedingly grateful for any donation you make no matter how large or small.
If donations are forthcoming I will not bore people on social media with my training progress. No Strava links on a daily basis about a tricky journey to the shops and back complaining that I am just not feeling it.
I have paid close to £4k to enter, so again I am putting my money where my unrealistic ambition is. This is on top of maintaining an expensive bike and even more costly and unflattering cycling kit.
This is only the third time in the last forty years that I have asked for charitable contributions and I only like to request this help if I am doing something that I regard as epic and way out of my comfort zone.
The ball is now in your court. Please donate to this great cause and help improve the lives of so many.
Donating is easy. You can simply click on the big green 'DONATE' button by following this link: https://fundraising.wwmt.org/fundraisers/CeriStone/ride-le-loop.
Please also remember to include Gift Aid if you are a UK taxpayer.
Thank you so much for your generosity. Your help and the efforts of this great cause will keep me plodding uphill on a baking hot summers day (and probably night given the pace I travel at).
Thank you to my Sponsors
Believe in this so much I am putting my money where my lycra is.
You crazy fool! (Quite possibly the same message I left last time!)
Back for more - brilliant!
Keep Singing and Cycling Ceri xx
Good on you mate! And good luck
Simplicio Fernandes (popot)
Popot this for all the good times. Popot cause you waited to be served in pasta Hut😜 This is important 2 u v want 2 b a part.🥂
This one’s for Mt BT Elf x
Go for it sweetheart! U r amazing! Big love, Shazza
Your story makes me happy again, Ceri!
Go Ceri! What a fabulous chap you are. Good luck & wishing you all the best! Anita x
Derek And Eirwen Cole
A very worthy cause. All the very best in your training and achieving your goals
Good luck mate
Enjoy your great challenge!
Donation from a very good friend Mario Rocha.
Please, no more. Even Bryn has put his paws over his ears.
Sounds like a really good charity.
Top effort Ceri
Tim & Sandra
Good luck nephew
Enjoy your croissants 😏
The biggest heart of gold you have. Go hulk smash De Loop 💪🏻🙌🏻❤️
Rhodri & Ruth, Caelan And Cian
Best of luck Ceri, we are all rooting for you!
A great loss to this years tour and one that was so much richer with you there. Ever in your debt for getting me through that first week and all the advice, go write that second chapter and smash it! Enjoy the festivities before it begins!
Good luckwith your fund raising Ceri and loong live the elf!!!
Good Luck Ceri
Good luck Ken, wear those onions and the beret with pride isn’t it
If there’s 1 man I know who will complete what he commits to is Ceri. He’s mad of course to do this, but he’ll smash it! Vamos Ceri. Enjoy as well!!
Favourite Auntie Maggie
Bonne chance! Tu es magnifique xxx
Cath & David
2nd time lucky!
Well done Ceri - plus a great book too!
Good luck Ceri you’ll Smash it!
Great work Ceri! Looking forward to following the journey!
Good luck hero. Keep inspiring me to stay off the bike and not get a sore arse 😂😂 Take it easy and see you soon. xx
Happy to donate if it stops you singing all year long!!
Donation intended to silence the ‘singer’😁Good cause, epic challenge
Good luck Ceri. You must be mad but hope you enjoy it.
Love Claudia x
Ruud De Rybel
Ceri, You amazing guy! Keep going mate!
All the best mate go smash it 👍
Good luck YJB from Dai and Maria
Good luck Ceri, I'm sure you'll be amazing!
A N D
Bon chance, Ceri.
Good luck Ceri you mad fool!
Awesome - good luck - you're more worthy of the name Rambo than me!
Good luck Ceri, I'm sure you don't need it. Much love x
Cer amdani Ceri, pob lwc!
John & Mandy Hine
Best in show! 😘
Best of luck Ceri. Still reckon you're mad but hugely admire your commitment. Either way it is something you'll remember forever. Try and enjoy at least some of it...
Good luck Ceri. I know you will smash it. Once you put your mind to something there is no stopping you.
Jade & Alex
We are all so proud of you. Worlds fastest man.
Pain is just another word for bread!
Dave & Caz
Good luck with your French Adventure.
Vamos Ceri 😃🏴👍👌
Best of luck
Good luck Ceri- all rooting for you
The ironing board is ready
Well done Ceri
Pob lwc xx
You'll smash it Ceri.🙌👌
You will smash it ,great job Xx
Good luck my friend, great cause. YNWA
Good luck 🤞 x
Fantastic work - love the song 😂
Go get it ceri x
I'd give you my last Rolo and last tenner 😊
Good luck Ceri xx
Best of luck.
Bon courage mon brave!