Jim Tilbury

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Midlife madness – 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 plan to take on the first 3 stages- setting off from Bilbao and into the mild hillocks of the Pyrenees.

I am raising funds for a very worthwhile cause-the William Wates Memorial Trust (WWMT).

All monies raised go directly to the charity [and none towards the cost of the trip, or my ice bath].

The WWMT 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 most of us, charities included. This is my chance to help young people who aren't lucky enough to enjoy the advantages in life that most of us take for granted.

It is going to hurt! Please reward my pain by giving generously.

Any amount-however large or small- will be hugely appreciated.



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Kate Cooke

Go Jimma! May the lycra be with you..... Love from all the Cookes and good luck! xxxx


Jeremy & Philippa Warren

Dig in deep and the very best of good fortune. Love J&P


Simon Alexander Tilbury

No pain, no gain!


Vanessa Reid

Best of luck, Jim! Have an amazing time!


Charles Bott

Good luck , Jim



Good luck - the Tenants’ WhatsApp Group expects photographs


Henry Warren

just keep thinking of that ice cold beer waiting round the next bend....well done and good luck!!


Sebastian Winnett

Get it done mate!


Nigel Lambert

Good luck Jim. Have a wheelie great time.


Richard Furlong


Charles Hannaford

Good luck JIM! Thighs of steel!


Thomas Edwards

Good luck Jim!


Will Andrews

Tilbs you’re like a coiled spring, all athlete, just add mountains. Bon chance x


Bill & Josie

Good luck with the chafing Jim!


Al Roan


Alex Hickman


Nick & Jo Morton

Epic midlife crisis! Go Jim, you are amazing 🤩


John Clark

You'll have a blast. Was luck enough to do this 15 years ago and loved it. Not easy though. Great cause. Good luck.


Laura Paisley

Best of luck for a very worthy cause!


Joe Hingston


Sid Keyte

Stay strong Jim don’t forget to ‘vas up’ x


Sophie Evans

Good luck! Just keep pedalling.


Amelie Tilbury

good luck dad!!