Adrian Handley, Managing Director, DSCallards, is off to make a dream of his come true by following this year’s Tour de France route through the Alps a week before the professionals, raising funds for struggling youngsters along the way.
On Friday 24th June 2022, around 100 riders will gather in Copenhagen for the ‘Grand Depart’. Some cycle a few days, some ride further. More will join over the three weeks of the tour.
Adrian is funding himself, so all of the money raised will go towards 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.
The Tour de France route includes 21 stages, cycling over 2,000 miles and climbing nearly 50,000m. Adrian will be joining the cyclists at the Alps stage. This will involve an intensive three days cycling, over 100 miles each day and 10,000m of relentless climbing!
Adrian commented, “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.”
You can sponsor Adrian by visiting his charity page.
What is the WWMT?
The William Wates Memorial Trust exists to celebrate the life of William Wates (1977 – 1996) who was tragically killed when travelling in Central America.
The Trust is a grants giving registered charity set up in 1998 with a mission to help the most disadvantaged young people keep away from a life of crime and violence, and fulfil their potential.
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