Andrew Grant

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Le Loop - supporting the William Wates Memorial Trust

From the 5th July to 7th July, I will be attempting and hopefully completing 3 stages of the Tour de France. The stages I have selected to tackle are in the Pyrennees and will include around 10,000 metres of climbing, heading up mountains, like the infamous Tourmalet. Following is some information on the event and the charity I am supporting.

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 around 100 riders will gather in Florence for the 'Grand Depart'. Some cycle a few days, some ride further. More will join us over the following 3 weeks of the tour.

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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Beth Dugan

That’s tough. Good for you!!


Ali & Sam Ware

That's hard core!! Very happy to donate. Good Luck Andy x


Chris Barnes

sheer madness! Good luck!



You are a crazy man. Good luck!


Nick & Jos Grant

With you all the way Cuz (well at least to Chipping Norton)


Andrew Grant


Dennis Sare

Good Luck Andrew! We look forward to hearing how you get on. Bim & Ros


Sebastian And Ali Mckinlay

A serious challenge, you will earn every penny of all this sponsorship! Sounds like a great charity.


James Brien

Good luck Andrew - looks painful!!


Julie Laurent

Good Luck Andrew !


Fintan Fielding



Helen Ballard

O la la indeed Andy - rather you than me - respect ✊ xx



Enjoy the ride (and the pain)... will be fantastic!



Great cause - Good luck!


Roel Jansen

Best of luck - this will be hard but amazing!


Karen Dibble

Fantastic charity and an amazing experience. Good luck lovely. 🥰


Meena Sebastian

Great cause! I am sure you will enjoy the challenge!