James HOGG

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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.

Merci!

 

My Achievements

My Updates

Col De La Loze - Highest point on this year's tour!

Monday 17th Jul

Grand Colombier

Monday 17th Jul

Thank you to my Sponsors

£500

Serco Uk & Europe

£250

David & Sally

You've trained hard, so the very best of luck. Come back in one piece please!

£196

James Hogg

Contactless payment donations from Hockey Club spin

£120

Alice & Tom

Good Luck Jamie! Cycle safe - we will celebrate with you at Saunton Sands Spa after! Alice & Tom xx

£108

Kieran Doherty

Great work Hogg & a terrific cause. Smash it & enjoy! Family Doherty

£108

Angela Hogg

Good Luck Jamie. I will be wiling you on. Your uncle and I saw so many cyclists on those mountains from the luxury of a high powered motorbike and I always had the utmost respect (especially for the old guys like you). Love Angela

£108

Mo Jenkins

Best of luck, what an awesome cause! Mo x

£100

Anna Hogg

Dad, good luck with the challenge, we love you, Anna & the Hogglets

£75

Bill And Wendy Hogg

£64.35

Chris Woodroofe

Great efforts James!

£56

Haslemere Hockey U12s Squad Collection

Good luck Jamie!

£54

Terry Nelson

All the best James, we know you can do it. From all the Nelsons

£54

Tony & Helen

Good luck with the challenge Jamie - it's such a great cause

£54

Philippa Brierley

GO Jamie! Xxx Pippa

£54

Chris M Harthan

Good Luck. You may meet my Dentist Jonathan Trigg who also likes cycling uphill

£54

Paula Goodburn

Go Jamie! Climb every mountain.., and enjoy the ride down the other side. X TeamGB X

£54

Stewart & Jo Knight

Good luck and have fun!

£54

Paul Redwood

Good luck mate, great effort

£54

The Reids

Best of luck!

£54

Jason Lloyd

Good Luck and great cause!!

£54

Anonymous

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.

£54

The Valentines

Best of luck with the challenge Jamie and thanks for everything this season. Milly has loved it!

£54

Gerard Horrigan

Amazing James! What an achievement for a great cause.

£50

Toby Wootton

Go hard pal. Looks like a lot of fun. Keep safe. Great charity. Love the Woottons

£50

Guy Vesey

£50

Tim And Judy Pearce

Hi Jamie. Best of luck and look forward to hearing all about it .

£50

Andrew Shnuriwsky

£50

Dominic Donylal

What an incredible achievement James, well done! 59hrs and 35min of cycling sound amazing especially around that kind of scenery. Hope you achieve the 500k target

£50

Kenny Ions

A fantastic effort Hoggy and a worthy cause. Well done

£50

Tim Brading

Best wishes for a chalanging and memorable ride

£50

Esther Wright

What a challenge James!

£50

U12 Player

What an achievement- giving more time to more kids, 🙌 Thank you!

£37.80

Penny Boyden

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

£37.80

Patrick Fisher

Good Luck James Sounds painful!

£32.40

Andrew Bale

Hope it goes well

£32.40

Buirskis

Happy cycling! xx

£30

Marcus Tillotson

Awesome challenge. Have a great time cycling Le Loop!

£27

Nick Wootton

Sounds like very hard work but a great cause - good luck!

£27

Kez Vellam

Good luck James

£27

Jamie Rickard

Great cause James, All the best.

£27

Melanie Nuttall

£27

Ryan Jackson

£25

Matt Norman

Good luck and great cause. Hope you have a padded seat.

£25

Bill & Wendy Hogg

Te souhaite bonne chance

£25

Julie Charrington

Good Luck

£25

Tim Rogers

Well done James!

£25

Pete Dickson

Equally impressive challenge and charity. All the best James!

£25

The Scotson’s

Good luck Jamie!

£25

Luke Folwell

I know how hard this is going to be James. Wishing you all the very best on your challenge. Good luck!

£25

Franco Murphy

Well done James

£25

Emma Bendon

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

£25

Stevie Taylor

good luck James tough challenge but for a geat cause.

£21.60

Flora Mcleod

Well done, Jamie. Thanks for a great year of hockey. Flora

£21.60

Stephen Jacob Theron

Best of luck in the new role.

£21.60

Kenney Henderson

Good luck and all the best for the future.

£21.60

Jaco Visagie

Good luck James! Enjoy the fresh air and all the best for the new adventure

£21.60

David Garnsworthy

Well done for doing this James - might be a bit tougher than a ride around the Isle of Wight :)

£21.60

Julian Copson

Go Jamie !! Best of luck . The Copsons !

£21.60

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

£21.60

Lee Robinson

All the best James. Looks like and epic challenge!

£20

Matt Rogers

Amazing achievement James, chapeau!

£20

Kimberley Biggin

Good luck James, wishing you all the best with your next chapter

£10.80

Sharon Tucker

Good Luck James!!!

£10

Arron Booth

Great effort James

£10

Kareen

Good Luck James

£10

Juliano Heinemann

Good cause and good to see you taking on this challenge

£10

Desi Stoeva

Thank you for a great year of hockey! Happy cycling 🚴‍♀️