Here's the scoop - I'm riding Le Loop!!
What is it?
Le Loop follows the official route of the Tour de France, one week ahead of the professionals and finishes 21 stages - and some 3,400kms - later in Paris.
Riders tackle one of a selection of "Loops" riding anything from 2 to all 21 stages of the Tour de France route - I'll be doing the latter!
Why do it?
Ego, mostly, but also to experience some of the best road cycling Europe had to offer while raising funds for the very worthwhile 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.
When is it?
24th June - 16th July 2023. Plenty of time to turn this Sunday cyclist into a finely tuned mountain machine, no?
How can you help?
Le Loop is no small undertaking. Riding even one stage of the Tour de France route is going to hurt (it's true - I still have PTSD from cycling up Alpe D'Huez in 2011!).
Please reward my pain/stupidity by giving generously!
As a thank you, I will post updates of my training followed by many pictures of odd sunburn lines and blisters while on tour - pain shared is pain halved!!
Back in the game!Thursday 2nd Mar Hi all.
Thank you to my Sponsors
Andrew & Karen Wolfle
David & Ross
Andy And Charlotte Collins
Susie & Merv Rice
Jenny & Scully