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.
I won't be doing the full Loop, but will be tackling 9 of the stages covering 1,626km from Bilbao, Spain, to Puy de Dome in France, in what is to be my biggest cycling challenge yet.
In addition to the physical challenge of cycling an average of 180km per day across some of Europe's biggest mountains, I have also challenged myself to raise a minimum of £1,200 in support of 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.
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.
Training, Cyclones and SicknessThursday 26th Jan
Training startedWednesday 11th Jan
Thank you to my Sponsors
Lana & Rowan Grundlingh
Wynand Vd Merwe