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Le Loop Pyrenees: Help Me Help A Great Cause

Le Loop follows the official route of the Tour de France, one week ahead of the professionals and finishes 21 stages later in Paris. For fun yes, but also for a fantastic trust and the charities it supports.

I am planning to ride the 3 Pyrenees stages, ticking off Tourmalet at last. 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, I've paid that already !

All monies raised go directly to the William Wates Memorial Trust. This grants giving trust was set up in 1998 in memory of Will by his family after he was tragically killed whilst travelling on his gap year. It is run by Will's parents and brothers. Its mission is to help the most disadvantaged young people keep away from a life of crime and violence and fulfil their potential. This is mainly achieved by giving grants to charities that engage young people through the medium of sports, arts and education. I cannot do further justice to the Trust here, so encourage you hit the logo at the top left of this page or look at:


Suffice to say that this is a chance to help support young people who aren't lucky enough to enjoy the advantages in life that most of us take for granted.

Please reward my fun and pain (especially if it rains on Tourmalet) by giving generously.

Thanks. Merci. Shukran.



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Ian Forrest

Rather you than me! Great effort for a great cause. Fingers crossed for the weather


Richard Bell

Spinners are winners Ian.


Erik Batley

Good luck Ian


Craig Muir

Great cause and wish you all the best in the challenge .. cheers from Muir Clan


David & Charis

Don't get injured! Best of luck....


Ellis Clarke

Good luck Dad!!


Tim Clarke

In the immortal words of The Mixtures…… “Sing this song A-round, round, wheels goin' round, round, round Down up pedals, down up down But I gotta get across to the other side of town Before the sun goes down Hey, hey, hey”. Good luck!


Paul Lambert

Have a great trip Ian! Very impressed.


Roger Wyn-jones

Happy climbing


Richard Lythgoe

All the best Ian.


Ashley Clarke

Good luck mate!


Martin Dunn

The mountains will be alive to the sound to the sound of Clarkey la lalala


Janey Moore


Jill Curtis

Good luck and ride like the wind .



Keep spinning big boy. And liberal with the lube.


Fidel Espley

Great cause Ian. Good luck Fidel


Simon Lyons

Good luck Ian and hope the weather improves


Andrew Kidd


Mike Clarke

Great cause, go smash it!


Mark Weavis

I pay for your pain! Enjoy.


Jon Mann

Pretty Herculean stuff Ian, wel done mate.


Vince Gordon

What a great ride coming up.


Neil Casson

I scratch your fundraising back, you scratch mine!


Rachel & Idrissa

Very inspirational - Good luck Ian !!!


Nicholas Anderson

Good luck you crazy geriatric!



Enjoy the ride! See you at the end 🥂


Guy Campbell

Enjoy those hills!


Ian Clarke


Lincey & Richard

Go Ian!! Great cause & challenge. .. Good Luck 😀


Sal & Al

Good luck Ian (You’ll smash it )


Joe Hills

Ian - all the best for the trip - sounds amazing and exhausting at the same time - heres to the dowhill bits 👍


Marc Muir

Good luck mate, know you will smash it


Ian Falder

Good luck with your fundraising, and don't forget to take some breaks and enjoy the scenery (unless it's raining, then maybe just pedal faster).


Sally Hartley

Good luck Ian, you'll smash it!


Carl Fiddimore

Good luck Ian!


Dave Owen

Have a great time helping a great cause!


Mike Mills

Great stuff, Ian!


David Callahan


Alison Pemberton

Good luck Ian


Helen Drummond

Good luck to you Ian! Remember 'pain' is just bread in French... 😊 Well done to you in your fundraising efforts too. Best wishes Helen


Michal Wozniak

Good Luck !


Roger Tilbrook

Good luck mate! Enjoy it! 👍🏼