I'm taking on an epic cycling challenge: Le Loop (2nd half).
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. I'll be doing the 2nd half, the part that contains most of the mountain stages. 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.
What a day!Saturday 1st Apr Finished 1.5 hour ago. 17 hours in the saddle, what a day! We had a fantastic support crew and 7 determined (3 extras) cyclists. And now off to bed. Share
Less than 6 hours to goFriday 31st Mar Only hours to go now. I am as prepared as I can be. Hopefully I can get some sleep before it is all happening. I don't mind an early start but 3 am is more like a very late start :). Weather is looking good, only a little rain forecast in the afternoon, but nice and cool. Good night and maybe see you tomorrow somewhere on that hill!
3 more days!Wednesday 29th Mar
Thank you to my Sponsors
Jo En Jan Roosink
MAY THE BEST SON-IN-LAW WIN!! XX 🚲👍🏻🙏
Go Arno and Crew so in awe of your efforts!
Bruce And Joan Hayllar
Fantastic effort Arno
Keep it under 300W
Go for Gold Arno
Good luck Arno.
Good luck Arno!
Good luck Arno. 🚴♀️👏🥰
Great work Arno
Go Arno we will be thinking of you on the day,hope the pie in the Sky is still open when you finish, you will deserve a few pies.
Best of luck guys..
Go well Arno. A fantastic challenge.
Good luck you legend.
Amazing Arno, go hard 🙌🏼
Janet And Paul
Dat is toch niet normaal… Succes!!
Shirley And Chris Tubb
Awesome Everest yesterday Arno. Good luck for Le Loop.
Heel veel succes, Toppers!
Well done 👍 amazing achievement. Good luck for France!
Best of luck Arno!
Good luck Arno I’m sure you could do more than 50 💃
Go Arno!!!!!!!!!!! 🚴♂️