Darren Ettridge

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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 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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Sunday 30th Jun
Finished 260km , two stages of The Tour De France, and still alive!  Wanted to say a massive thank you to each and every one of you who sponsored me.  We had a talk on one of the evenings from a young lad who had benefited from this charity. Right then I realised what an achievement this was - your support made this happen xx

Thank you to my Sponsors


Jeanette Marbert

Good luck!


Janice Anderson-pearne Anderson-pearne

Great cause and much pain ahead for the legs! Seriously very proud of you and this challenge. Much Love Mark & Janice XX


Joe Hickman

Petal man! Petal!


Darren Ettridge




Robert Healey

Good luck!


Jon Baker

Good luck Darren, think you are going to need it you loon! 💪


Raul Estrada



Good luck Darren.


Kit Whalley

Good luck & look forward to hearing all about it!


Marcos Agostini


Alan Harris

It'll be a piece of cake - I mean croissant! Good Luck Darren


Michelle Jenkins

Good luck Darren, what a great thing to do!


Silvia Colonna

Great Goal Darren!


John & Avryl Cross

Hope all goes well. Just think you probably won’t be able to sit down for a week or more after your tour!!


Kevin Wutzler

Best of luck to you, my friend! I raced bikes as a teenager (BMX) and then trained for road racing for a year and a half, before giving it up after being hit by cars for the third time in a span of about 6 months. (Miami is not a place to ride bicycles, nor train since it's flat and at sea level). Riding in The Tour de France was always a dream for me... Therefore, I'll be living vicariously through you as you fulfill your own dream!


Lisa Nguyen

What an amazing thing you are doing. I am cheering for you across the pond!



Awesome Darren!!


Annie Mercer

You’ll look gorgeous in the Lycra and I know you’ll smash it! XX


Chris Sheldon

Good luck and make sure you have the appropriate cream available at the end!


Vince & June-anne Nicoll

Well done Darren 👏some achievement x


Charlie Hardingham

Best of luck Darren!


Isabelle Van Mol

Good Luck !!