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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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Karen & Colin

Great cause Richard - go, go, go Love Karen & Colin


Vicki & Lyndon Owen

Ride like the wind! Keep safe, you’re doing a really great thing. Love us xx


Jason Banks

Great cause!! Keep those legs spinning! Beat of luck dad ❤️


Pam Beith

Good luck Rich - great cause . Pam and Noel xx





Good luck all, I'm sure you'll smash it.


Meg Banks

Well done Dad!! You’ll smash it! Xox


Mrs B

Good luck .. I’m sure you’ll have the bestest time .. despite the pain 😉, whilst raising money and awareness for this worthy cause xxx


Jo & Carl Wichman


Alice Fahrenheim

Amazing stuff well done. Al, Rob, Freddie & Ollie x


Edwin Strankalis

Good on yer Rich. Best wishes for the ride.


Robert Bevan

Should be a great adventure, and for a good charity too.


Tom Seaman

Go Smash it Rich!


Bob Seaman

Go Banksy!



Keep them legs turning. Good luck mucker👏👏


Natalie Wichman

Good Luck Rich!! 💪 I'm sure you'll do great xx


Brian Winfield

Go for it Richard, we'll done!


Karen Grass

Good luck Rich . We know you will smash it lots love Dave & Karen xx