On the 29th June the Ride Le Loop cycle challenge commences, with participants taking on some (or all) of the 21 stages of the Tour de France, one week ahead of the professionals. Once again, Freightlink is supporting the team by providing ferry and Eurotunnel travel across the English Channel and North Sea routes.
The Ride Le Loop team cycles the same roads, often staying in the same hotels, with feed stops, luggage transfers and a team of mechanics, medics and physios to keep bike, body and mind together.
Whether you’re a seasoned roadie who’s always dreamed of cycling more than 1 stage of the Tour de France, a keen weekend warrior who’s ridden a century, or a regular cyclist who’s up for a challenge, Le Loop has a place for everyone.
By riding Le Loop you will not only realise your own dreams – you’ll be helping young people to achieve theirs.
Ride Le Loop supports the William Wates Memorial Trust, which helps 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 mediums of sport, arts and education.
"You can follow events from this year’s tour live each day with updates on our website and get a great feel for what riding Le Loop is all about. But next year, instead of just watching the Tour de France … why not ride it?
Sales open for the 2020 tour on Friday 26th July. You can secure your place then, and choose exactly which Loop option you want to ride once the official Tour de France route is released in October. You can choose anything from 2 to all 21 stages, so there’s something for everyone. Le Loop welcomes teams of colleagues and with all funds raised going to support the UK’s most disadvantaged young people.
Le Loop is about so much more than just the bike."
Kate Norris, Ride Le Loop
If you are interested in taking part in 2020, register your interest online. Best of luck to everyone taking part in this year's event.