Andy Vaughan

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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 will be setting out at the fifth attempt (covid cancelled 2020 and 2021 and a bout of gout got in the way for 2022 and 2023!) to be at the start line in Florence for the 'Grand Depart'. I aim to cycle the entire route comprising 3,592 km (2,231 miles) with a total ascent of 52,320 m (171,653 ft) or nearly 6 ‘Everests! 

I am doing this to raise money for the William Wates Memorial Trust (WWMT). The fundraised money is entirely separate from the cost of the trip itself which I am paying myself.

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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Andy good luck on a massive challenge "Laissez le bon temps rouler"



Chapeau Andy, an amazingly tough gig for a great cause. May the force be with you.


Andrew Baum

After so many false starts you deserve a tailwind!


Sue, Joel, Scarlett, Stella & Felix

Well done Andy, best of luck!! Xx


Neil, Claire, Martha And Eliza

Allez! Allez! Allez! Well done, you'll obviously nail it ! 👊🏻 Enjoy xx


The Redheads

Go Andy! Have a brilliant time!!!


Robin Hall


Kate Bolsover

Chapeaux! Kate


Andy S

It's a proper one! Good Luck Andy!


The Oc’s

I know life has its ups and downs, but this is taking to the extreme Andy! Good luck, and may the wind be with you always.


Adam Starr

Send it!!



Looking forward to celebrating with you in Nice at the end of the 2000 miles! Lots of love xxxx


Nick Waring

Good luck Andy. Remember tout Chapeau Crème D’Aris.


Chris, Lou, Liv And Joe Xx

Good luck Andy!


David Kirkby

Keep turning the legs



Keep the pedals turning over and think of the stories you’ll have to tell when you’ve got to Nice!


Caroline Sowdon

Good luck Andy. We are all very proud of you. Lots of love Caroline xx


Elliot Caldwell

I'll be thinking of you !



Go for it Vaughnny


Linsey & Rob Clarke

Go for it Andy!


Pasty, Elise, Bryony And Honor

Great cause, good luck we are sure you will nail it….


Mike And Anna - Lyme Regis Stays

Best of luck Andy. Mike & Anna (Lyme Regis Stays)


Team Sadler

Chapeau Andy!


Team Reynolds

Good luck Andy, look forward to hearing all about it.


Team Griffith

Go Vaughany Go! You legend, we will be rooting for you. Massive challenge!!


Jo Maitland

Go for it Andy! Can’t wait to hear all about it 🚲 Jo & Ru xx


Chris Kirwan

Your dedication to this event and cause is more than evident! Let Raid Corse team know if you need any motivational “big hill stories”! Good luck en route.


Sarah Sackey

Good Luck Andrew… love from the Sackeys x (Bedford) x


Amy, Rich, Caspar And Theo

Bonne chance!


Jackie Bedford

Best wishes


Siobhan Watkins

My beauty editor recommends Lanacane for the chafing. Good luck, my friend xxx


Jules Wilkinson

Good luck Andy! I’m sure you’ll smash it! Jules, Sandy and Finn


Alison Tarmey

Hi Andy! Chapeau from the Tarmey’s. Impressive challenge to take on!! Enjoy the views x


Tim Peters

Amazing - respect for even thinking about it let alone finishing it - best of luck Tim and Katie


Nigel, Karen & Ashley

Good luck Andy on your grand tour! 🚲 All the very best, Nigel, Karen & Ashley


Julian Lee

Beyond belief you can do this and will! Bon chance!


Mark And Becky T

Go for it! Enjoy every minute (including the tough ones) x


George Gay

Amazing Effort - Best of Luck!!


Will Thorne

May the wind always be at your bike and your tyres firm. Good luck Andy.


Jonny And Helena

Awesome challenge Andy!


Julian Hamblin

An amazing undertaking Andy. Best of luck.


James Magraw

Good luck! What a brilliant cause!