Mike Priestley

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I'm 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.

I'm going to be riding 7 complete (mountain!) stages for the William Wates Memorial Trust (WWMT) in July 2023, totalling just over 1,000km with more elevation gain than I want to think about! The stages are from Clermont Ferrand, in the Massif Central, to the mighty Col de Loze in the Alps, with its long sections of well over 15% - how fun...!

The money I'm raising is entirely separate from the participation fee, which I have already paid - 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.

Merci/ Gracias/Gracies!


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