Tim Robinson

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Le Loop - supporting the William Wates Memorial Trust

Many thanks for looking at my fundraising page.  I will be cycling all 21 stages of the Tour de France 2024.  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.

Merci!

My Achievements

My Updates

So its March...

Tuesday 5th Mar
Well its been a pretty wet start to 2024.  Have managed to get over 2000km on the bike both inside and out.  Will be beginning to ramp up the miles over the next few weeks as hopefully the weather gets better.

Thanks so much for all the support!

21st September

Thursday 21st Sep
So an update! 

Been a good summer and have begun to try and get base fitness back and shed some kilos! Managed to keep going even on the summer holiday with early morning rides.  Prepping myself for a winter of riding in the cold, dark and wet (though the summer was bad enough for most of it!).

Thanks for all the support so far - it really is appreciated!

So... the Tour de France

Wednesday 26th Jul
So with the realisation that I am turning 40 later this year and that I am currently the most unfit I have been for a long time I have decided to set myself a challenge.  

I've always wanted to do this event - both because of the immense physical/mental challenge that is represents but also because I truly believe that the work of WWMT is fantastic.  It offers opportunities to young people who don't have the luck in life to have the things that I, and I know many of us, had.  

I really appreciate any donation that you are able to give - no matter how small.   I will try and update here regularly as I begin to spend some (extended) time on my bike.

Thank you to my Sponsors

£215

Simon And Claire Robinson

Amazing effort. 💪

£210

Simon Adams

Good luck Timbo - Not as taxing as the 2013 edition, but still a decent challenge... Haha. I am actually jealous. Enjoy the suffering. Its an incredible 3 weeks. Go and smash it for a great cause! Simon X

£108

Gail Nerurkar

Go Tim! Even Lukas probably not up to an entire TDF yet!

£108

Dave & Alice Scott

Rather you than me!

£108

Jonathan Stedman

Best of the luck for the training and the event Tim. Looking forward to following it all.

£108

Michael Robinson

£108

Catarina

Best of luck Tim, have an amazing time!

£108

Sandra And Richard Coles

Best of luck Tim! Ride safely!

£100

Nick Phillips

Alez Alez Alez!

£100

Halsteads

Chapeau mon ami

£100

Tim Robinson

£100

John & Flis Duncan

Good luck. Stay safe !

£100

Grants

£100

Anne Du Fresne

You must be mad Tim but good luck with this amazing challenge , love Anne and Richard

£81

Rory Singleton

Great effort! Bon chance. 4th gear all the way.

£75

Schwalbe

Go Tim

£75

George Kirby

This isn't sponsorship for a lovely bike ride round France. This is payment in advance for all the handsome sweaty lycra photos you are going to upload to Strava for us.

£75

Ruth Dean

Glad to be sponsoring you , Tim - like the sound of the WWMT- good luck !! Ruth and Tim x

£54

The Thorntons

Strong work Timbo. You'll smash it. Don't forget to send regular updates to the boyos.

£54

Janet & Dave

Good luck Tim!

£54

Caroline M

good luck

£54

Amar & Allannah

This sounds nuts! Good luck mate!

£54

Dirk & Eva De Belgique

Doping?

£54

Stuart Pringle

Allez Allez Directeur Timbo

£54

Anonymous

Good luck - and enjoy it!!

£54

Ian Rogers

Good luck with the event!

£54

David Hynes

Let’s keep it TD U this time

£54

Nina

Chapeau 👏🏻

£54

Sarah Westbury

Good luck Tim! Hope you have the sun on your face and the wind at your back the whole way.

£54

Robert Adam

Good luck mate, I’m sure you will smash it 👊🏻

£54

Tom And Dhashi

Good luck hope training goes well!

£50

John Hooley

Alllleezzzz!!!! What an an amazing effort… in awe… And for a fantastic cause too. Chapeau and good luck!!!

£50

Deborah Sharp

Stay well and fit Take care

£50

Gavin Rolls

£50

Jean Abraham

Good Luck Tim! Great choice of charity too. Take care Jean

£50

Suzie Phillips

Good luck!!!

£50

Matthew Beasley

Bravo Tim. I am sponsoring you out of admiration and guilt for my own shameful inactivity. Good luck! Matt

£50

Mike

£50

Alastair

Amazing effort Tim. Bon chance!

£43.20

Katie & Andy Gillett

Good luck Tim!

£43.20

Rob Halstead

£40

George Du Fresne

Good luck Tim! George and Fi

£30

Ellie Du Fresne

Good luck Tim!

£30

Richard Gunston

£27

Tom Wells Mbe

Amazing challenge for a great cause. Good luck Tim!

£27

Carina Owen

Good luck!!!

£27

J & G

Good luck from the oldies at 64 x

£27

Waheeda

Bonne chance Tim

£27

Richard Lukes

£27

Iain Macpherson

Good luck!

£27

Dafydd Roberts

£27

Gezina Lambert

Good luck Tim! From the Lamberts

£25

Pippa Bailey

£25

Vicky

Chapeau Tim! What a challenge and what a fantastic charity - wishing you all the very best.

£25

Catherine Priestley

Good luck Tim. Supporting you in return for your support for us at BCN

£25

Richard T-a

Shut up legs! Hope you smash it T! ALLEZ!

£25

Colin George

Bon chance TDU! All for a great cause

£21.60

Grace Edmunds

£21

Simon Johnston

Best of luck Tim!!

£20

Tom Bird

£20

Fiona O'reilly

Stay safe! You're amazing! Lots of love Fizz x

£10.80

Martin Ross

Good effort.

£10.80

Robert Davenport

Great ride.Great cause. I wish you all the best.

£10.80

Lucy C

Good luck, what an amazing challenge and a great cause!

£10.80

Isabella Dash

Enjoy!!

£10.80

Laura Coward

Good luck Tim!