Tim Townsend

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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.

Riders tackle one of a selection of "Loops" riding anything from 2 to all 21 stages of the Tour de France route. 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.

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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Starting to collect Funding Dec 2022

Tuesday 6th Dec
I have signed up to ride Le Loop (Charity TDF ride) in summer 2023. I am today starting the ball rolling with collecting donations. This will help to motivate me over the coming winter months of training. 

I am consistently managing between 250 and 450km a week at the moment, but suspect the next few weeks will be more of a challenge, as the cold weather comes in. 

If anyone fancies joining me on a long and steady winter training ride, please get in touch - I will of course buy the coffee and cakes :)

Thank you to my Sponsors


Chris Townsend

You rock Bro


Lisa Townsend

Go you! Not quite sure how anyone would want to do it, but know how much it means to you and I’m sure it’ll be a brilliant experience and the most amazing achievement - once in a lifetime one!! I look forward to raising a glass to you in Paris! Can’t wait for the proper training to begin 😂


George Crofts


Tim Townsend


The Charts

Wow, Wow, Wow. what an amazing challenge & one to tick off the bucket list! We'll join you.....in Paris.


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Harvey Sykes Ltd

You’re a good egg Tim. A massive challenge & a just cause. Well done.


Mark Maria Mia And Max

Good luck Tim - that´s a mega challenge. Stay safe.


The Mcgeachin’s

Outstanding and utterly bonkers all at the same time.


Seamus Smith

Great effort Tim - enjoy!


Clive & Natalie

Big challenge Tim and a great cause - we have confidence in you!


David Jenkins

if you start early enough knowing you you'll have finished it by lunchtime! All the best Tim - an incredible challenge for a well deserving cause. Good luck


Iain King & Joanna Chorley

Very proud you are taking on such a challenge …….. though slightly mad 😊



Awesome Tim and I know you’ll smash it. Tugger told me he’s happy to sponsor £10 per mile!! Good luck mate and more than happy to double my donation if you do it on a Raleigh Chopper.


Ryan Jupp

Good Luck Tim. No doubt you'll smash it!!


Kevin Hardie

All the best Tim.


Carla Amanda Townsend

Best of luck with your goal. Mad as ever. Love Carla x


Robin Smythe

Go for it Tim.


Anthony Hanman

A great challenge to undertake, Tim and a very worthy cause. Very best of luck.


Tristan And Lucy Pinckston

Good luck Tim for an amazing challenge and great cause. You’ll smash it!


David Natasha And Ottilie Palmer

Tim that's a very impressive challenge, best of luck!


Ethan Townsend

looks like a pretty long ride! not sure why anyone would want to cycle that much but i’m very proud of you. sending you lots of Love Dad xx



Good luck!



Great challenge. Good luck


Nichola Hanman


George Morgan

Good luck with the ride.


Donna Vernam

Good Luck....



Bravo! Good Luck!!