I'm taking on an epic cycling challenge: The Mountains Week of Le Loop.
As I enter my 50th year I was looking for a challenge. I also was wanting an opportunity to give something back to society and especially the young.
As a result I've enter 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 will be tackling the 'Mountains week'' of the event. My challenge is to ride over 1000km in 7 days taking in some of the toughest peaks in the Massif Central and the high Alps. The stages include the classic climbs of famous Grand Colombier, the Cormet de Roseland and the Col de La Loze. I am likely to be spending over 60 hours cycling up and down some of the Alps toughest climbs!
Like every participant I am raising funds 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 help support young people who aren't lucky enough to enjoy the advantages in life that most of us take for granted.
Riding this 'Mountains week' in Le Loop is no small undertaking. I'd be really grateful if you can support this great charity.
Thank you to my Sponsors
David & Sally
Contactless payment donations from Hockey Club spin
Alice & Tom
Good Luck Jamie! Cycle safe - we will celebrate with you at Saunton Sands Spa after! Alice & Tom xx
Great work Hogg & a terrific cause. Smash it & enjoy! Family Doherty
Dad, good luck with the challenge, we love you, Anna & the Hogglets
Bill And Wendy Hogg
Haslemere Hockey U12s Squad Collection
Good luck Jamie!
GO Jamie! Xxx Pippa
Good Luck and great cause!!
Thank you Jamie, for the hockey season and giving up your Friday evenings to help the girls with their hockey. I am super grateful and hope you can now enjoy some family Fridays. So much luck with your cycle challenge, I hope it goes well and you manage to reach your fundraising goal.
Best of luck with the challenge Jamie and thanks for everything this season. Milly has loved it!
Go hard pal. Looks like a lot of fun. Keep safe. Great charity. Love the Woottons
What an achievement- giving more time to more kids, 🙌 Thank you!
Wow Jamie well done you ! that’s a lot of training and cycling. All of course for a great cause . Love Penny , Rob and the girlsxx
Good Luck James Sounds painful!
Happy cycling! xx
Sounds like very hard work but a great cause - good luck!
Bill & Wendy Hogg
Te souhaite bonne chance
Good luck Jamie!
I know how hard this is going to be James. Wishing you all the very best on your challenge. Good luck!
Thank you for all you've done for the girls at Haslemere hockey. Coco's had a great season. Good Luck in this incredible challenge. From all the Bendons x
good luck James tough challenge but for a geat cause.
Well done, Jamie. Thanks for a great year of hockey. Flora
Stephen Jacob Theron
Best of luck in the new role.
Good luck and all the best for the future.
Good luck James! Enjoy the fresh air and all the best for the new adventure
Well done for doing this James - might be a bit tougher than a ride around the Isle of Wight :)
Go Jamie !! Best of luck . The Copsons !
James, Lara And Jemima Goldsmith
Enjoy every bit of it!! You definitely deserve some time on your own away from Astro! Thank you for all your help and support this season. x
Good luck James, wishing you all the best with your next chapter
Good Luck James!!!
Good Luck James
Good cause and good to see you taking on this challenge
Thank you for a great year of hockey! Happy cycling 🚴♀️
You've trained hard, so the very best of luck. Come back in one piece please!