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Le Loop - supporting the William Wates Memorial Trust

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'. Some cycle a few days, some ride further. More will join us over the following 3 weeks of the tour.

Riders tackle one of a selection of "Loops" riding anything from 2 to all 21 stages of the Tour de France route. 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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My home training set up …..

Friday 9th Feb
So training is now in full swing and the word is out about the challenge I’m undertaking for this great charity.  So sharing a picture of a place I have spent hours and will do even more in the coming months. (Excuse the mess)

And I’m off …. first 1/2 Le Loop 2024

Monday 4th Dec
Training has officially started this week …. And so has the fundraising for this fantastic Charity - to help young people stay out of trouble through sports, arts and education.

Check out this Utube link of one of the charities they support.  https://youtu.be/Z6gzqJ8R9q0?si=_pSHYl7XXxweEsE3

In a nutshell June 22nd 2024 I’ll be cycling the first 9 days of The Tour De France Route. Thats over 1500 km and an awful lot of climbing.

Click link below for more information about the actual event if you wish.

Thank you to my Sponsors


David Gray

A huge commitment to a worthy cause. Smash it, Kate!


John Gale

Bon chance pour Le Grand Depart and subsequent trials and tribulations.


Sophie Moseley

Go Kate!!!!!!! Love Sophie, Dave & Sid xx


Agnès Réau

Watch where you're going you cray cary, godspeed. xxx


Karina Beasley

Kate - you are one awesome person, a force!! Grace and grit, you've got this in spades - enjoy the ride, and this is for a very lovely and worthwhile charity. Thanks for sharing...Karina


Sarah W

I was in before I saw the Marmite cycling jersey but doubly so then! Enjoy every minute like I do our training sessions :-)


Subhas Patel

Big big respect for taking on this challenge. I wish I had your legs and the time to do this. ;-) Best of luck, smash it for the spinners. Seb


Iain Murray- Lyon



Good luck Kate, you can do it!


Kate Gaunt


Anthony Rissbrook

Fantastic challenge and a great cause too . And you will smash it !



I am in awe. Inspirational.



May the cycle shorts be padded, the weather sunny and the terrain enjoyable. Bonne chance, I know you'll smash it!!!


Eve Pienaar

Well done taking on this challenge, dear Kate! Great cause as well. Stay strong and we will all be willing you on :)


Wayne Bartlett

Good luck Kate and best wishes for the training and cycling challenge.


Chris Inett

Well done Kate. A very impressive challenge for great cause. Good luck. Go for it girl…..


Beverley Easy

You go girl you are going to smash it. Good lucky and happy cycling


David Lindsay

Amazing! Good luck for a great cause. How brave are you! Best wishes,



Well done and have the most fantastic experience!


Jayesh Patel

Best of luck Kate 🚴‍♀️


Paul Hocking

Fantastic challenge and well done fior raising the money for such a good cause! Good luck - we'll be tracking you!


Ljiljana Jelusic

All the best Kate xx


Minal Patel

Good luck Kate! A great cause x


Linda Brennan


Amanda Robinson

Go Kate 💪🏼🚴