Darren Gardner

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Le Loop - supporting the William Wates Memorial Trust

Le Loop follows the official route of the Tour de France, one week ahead of the professionals and finishes 21 stages later in Nice (due to the Olympics in Paris).

On Friday 21st June 2024 I along with around 100 riders will gather in Florence for the 'Grand Depart'. I will be riding the first 9 stages of the Tour de france route, a total of 1700km!!! And over the stages we will climb the equivalent of 18 kilometers (nearly 3 times the height of Mount Everest)

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

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. 

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. ANY amount you can afford to support the charity will be greatly appreciated and I will put my ALL into every stage I ride.


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Thursday 8th Feb
Just to put it in context to be able to ride multiple stages of the Tour I have to ride and train about 19000-22000km a year!!!!!! Last year I rode 19500km and in the last month alone I have ridden 1368km to be fair I love it which is the only reason to do it but it does require resilience and determination to….. just do it! Thank you for supporting me!

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David Stoyle

Good luck Darren. I must join you one year.



Awesome work Darren! Good luck!


Andrew L


Hh Family

Truly unbelievable


Nicola Brown

What a challenge! And a great cause, good luck and enjoy it!



This is amazing! 🚴


Darren Gardner

Go Darren go!!! 😂😂 talking to myself is what I do!


Carl Doran

What a 🦸. Good luck my friend. X


Ingrid Jutte

Good luck, Darren!! 🍀🍀


Michael Watts

Great effort Darren x


Belawal Hussain


Jacqui Dokoupil

Love the charity & have a great time on the bike.


Andy Garner


Priya Crook

Putting the rest of us oldies to shame with your goals here! You'll not disappoint I'm sure - just put us to more shame when you're acting like you just ran for the bus!


James Gregory

Best of luck Darren - From James and MRG Team


Elizabeth Hughes

Great effort:)





Go Darren! 🚴 And Happy Birthday 💙


Frances Ping

Good luck Tiger! X



Bon chance!


Shaileen Shah

Good luck Darren this is amazing