Peter Croudace

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I'm taking on an epic cycling challenge: Le Loop.

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.

Merci!

 

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Saturday 25th Jun
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It begins

Monday 24th Jan
It’s looking more likely than ever before that Le Loop will come off this year and I’ll be able to have a go at one of my long-held cycling ambitions; to ride the route of the Tour de France. 

I won’t be doing it just for that though as I’ll be raising funds for a young people’s charity. I’ll donate the minimum requested and anything else is a bonus.

I’m following the same route as the pros, although considerably slower. The route looks interesting with a challenging first day (13 km!) around Copenhagen, followed by a more representative day of 199km. There’s the infamous Flemish cobbles for a bit, a summit finish on La Super Planche des Billes Filles, Alpe d’Huez, the Galibier twice, the Lacets de Montvernier, the Telegraphe, Col du Granon, Croix de Fer, Col d’Aspin and the Hautacam. 

Very few days are under 140 km and the big mountain stages have at least 3000m of climbing. I’ll cover about 2200 miles in the 3 weeks.

Should be fun. 

Thank you to my Sponsors

£3k

Peter Croudace

£150

Karen Mccabe

Keep pedalling - that’s all you need to do xxx

£108

Phillipa & Nick

Just enjoy every moment! You’ll love it.

£108

Vic Croudace

Good Luck Peter from Mum and Dad, it's just another marathon.

£75

Jill And Jim

Good luck Pete! Enjoy! Will be cheering you on in spirit xo

£75

Richard Elliott

Wow - that's quite a challenge! Best of luck :)

£54

Sarah Jones

Good Luck Pete. Have fun…. I know you can do it. Enjoy and Take Care

£54

Matt Pearce

Impressive Pete! Hope you manage to enjoy it too!

£54

Alan Mcewen

FORZA CHAPEAU and all the rest…but if that fails you can always borrow my new bike and do it in jeans and flip flops

£54

Andy Baston

Bonkers!

£54

David Smaller

une part de gateau!! A semi-wise man said ‘it’s all about the mindset!!!’ Enjoy

£54

Adam Crawford

Hi Pete well done doing this. Will be some effort. Hope you enjoy it too.

£50

Neil Ward

All the best Pete have lots of fun and mix up the Deep Heat and minty arse lard

£50

Andy Thorpe

Good luck Pete. Really enjoyed following your training on Strava.

£50

Karen Daly

Best of luck lovely!! I might get to Fenwick and back on my bike in that time 😁

£50

Matt Sterlini

A truly heroic effort, Pete. Sincerely all the very best to your & your team for this wonderful cause. X

£50

Penny Priest

You'll smash it, Pete! How fabulous! You've been looking forward to this for a long time - have fun!

£50

Geoff Hillan

Amazing and crazy adventure Pete! Your arse will be in tatters.

£50

Dan And Dawn

Good luck Pete! Hope no late nights or mud feature….! And well done mate, brilliant effort. Dan and Dawn

£50

Diane & Simon

What an amazing (and slightly crazy) thing to do - well done

£40

Amanda Hardie

Good luck Pete. Impressed and proud!

£32.40

James & Sarah Edwards

Go Pete! A proper Grand Tour and what a challenge! Tailwind all the way I’m sure.

£30

Gordon Reid

Good luck Pete 👍

£30

Andy Cooke

Mega challenge Pete, hats off for even attempting it! Best of luck!!!

£30

Mr Nigel Robinson

Epic adventure, good luck

£27

Andy Doel

Just remember to buy the coffees when it’s your round!🤪

£27

Ryan Stewart

£27

Peter Wilson

Fantastic adventure,,Chapeau

£27

Bryan Sheridan

Best of luck Pete!

£27

Kerry-anne Smith

Good luck meercat master! Xx

£27

Rob Davies

Epic ride and the best of luck Pete - don’t forget to stock up on Chamois cream !!

£27

Michal Chudy

Good luck Pete 👍

£27

Steve Mcnamara

Good luck Pete. Should be a breeze. 😲

£27

Gordon Mckenzie

£27

Pj

Amazing effort Pete! Bon chance!!

£25

The Womersleys

Good luck Pete with your mammoth challenge. Save some energy for the mountains.

£25

Gary Elson

£25

Colin Houston

You’re mad Croudace, but good luck!

£25

David Brash

Good luck Pete

£25

Tal Herbert

What an opportunity! Good luck and Enjoy!

£25

Rhian Williams-skingley

Good luck Pete!!

£21.60

David Toner

Best of luck with you’re epic cycling adventure Pete.👏👏👏

£21.60

Emily Broadbent

What an undertaking Pete! It’ll be such an achievement, and an incredible experience. Such a great cause too. The best of luck from the Broadbents x

£20

Stephen Kay

Good luck Pete!

£20

Francis Camps

Bonne Chance Pete!

£20

Neil Jones

Good luck Pete

£15

Carlo Ferroni Wasmer

Jinks! Well done!

£10.80

Pat Pudsey

Good luck! Enjoy 😊

£10

Lucy Adair

Good luck Pete😄

£10

Andrew Adair

Best of luck Pete!