James Young

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Grande Depart - 630km and 18,044 foot of climbs over 3 days

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'. 

Stage 1 – Florence to Rimini – 205km/3,600m elevation, 

Stage 2 – Cesenatico to Bologna – 200km/1900m elevation,

Stage 3 – Plaisance to Turin – 225km.

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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Tuesday 19th Mar
Hi all - opening my sponsorship page. This is wonderful charity. I have paid travel and funds raised go to young people in need of support.
Training is going well, with me heading out around 6am each day. Have a 312km race in April and some back-to-back 100 mile rides in the weeks before 

Thank you to my Sponsors


Gemma Lewis

Good Luck James :-)



Great endeavour and


Kidus Yared

All the Best James, Won't be easy, but no doubt will be well worth it! Pedal hard to the finish line. Inspirational Stuff!


Pat V

best of luck James!



Best of luck, James!!


Mark Evans

Good luck James


Roderick Feltzer

Good luck James and hope can enjoy some of the scenery whilst surviving the mountains!


Monique Codjoe

Best of luck, James!


Isabel Garcia

Good luck!


Tonio Frendo

Extremely noble cause, wish you all the very best!



Go James! Great cause



Good luck, James!


Janet Foreman

Good luck James - a great cause


Leah Spiteri

All the best James - great cause!


Ashton Furby

Best of luck James!


Monique Gilmour

Great initiative and best of luck during the ride, enjoy!


James Young


Vivienne Kay

Best of Luck!!


Linda Read

Good luck on this fantastic way of raising funds for a really great cause.


Vincenzo Di Lena

Go James!


Phoebe Zhou