Luke and James Tanner

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We are taking on 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 on Sunday 17th July.

On Friday 24th June 2022 around 100 riders will gather in Copenhagen for the 'Grand Depart'. Some cycle a few days, some ride further. More will join us over the following 3 weeks of the tour.

All monies raised go towards 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 our 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 our pain by giving generously.


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Gene Tanner

Good luck on the ride, don't let the mountains scare you!


Victoria Tanner

You've got this Team Tanner! I will be willing you up those mountains. I'm very proud of you both. Lots of love xx


Paul And Annette Wates


Edward Whitley

Well done - please don't invite me next year


Beat Bass

Congratulation to the Tanner Team on this outstanding achievement!


David Pinnegar


Julian Brown

Bravo?? Sounds tough


Lilly Wakley

I am in awe of you both and wish you so much luck. I hope you have fun and laughter despite the saddle sore and aching limbs. We will be willing you both on. Huge, huge love, Joe, Lilly, Jamie and Toby xx


Jeremy & Katherine Garrett-cox

Brilliant effort Team Tanner! So very proud of you both. Congratulations!!


Rupert Burgoyne

Good luck you crazy men!


Chris Newell

Great effort for a very worthy cause.



What a fantastic charity and event. Good luck to you both


Michael Granville Bromley-martin


Sarah Hardy

Delighted to support your amazing effort!


Caroline Thoraval Ronsseray

GO GO GO Luke !!! Amazing charity to support, well done for doing this. Tour de France, so exciting ! Make me proud : )


Arman Partow

Good luck for the challenge!


Stephen Waud

Luke & Jim, many congratulations on completing this daunting challenge in support of an excellent cause.


Alex E

Great work Luke - looking forward to seeing the Strava progress :D


Ben Kittow


Marc Sigot

"I'm quite mad by nature, and it's my craziness that has saved me from extinction." Marco Pantani


Lewis Austen

Great Challenge, Good Luck! 👊


Hannah Gregg

Good luck Luke!! Light work!


James Newlands

Good luck mate!


Jason Tang

You got this mate!


Odette Nicoll

Will we see you wearing the 'King of the Mountain' Jersey????


Ronan Mchugh

Good Luck, great cause!