I am cycling the Tour De France for the William Wates foundation and in honour of the countdown i will post each day an interesting facts and quotes about the tour in its history and some not so interesting facts about what i will be doing each day :
gaul of luxembourg was called the 'Angels of the mountains' - He won the 1958
tour with a
heroic escape in the alps - cols de porte , cucheron and granier - through torrential rain and won by
15 minutes over a field including Bobet , Geminiani and Anquetil who had dysentery and
was spitting blood and vomiting by the finish.
About The William Wates Memorial Trust (Tour de Force 2014)
On Saturday 28th June 2014, around 100 Tour de Force riders will gather in Leeds for the 'Grand Depart'. Some cycle a few days, some stay for longer. More will arrive to join us over the following three weeks. The event follows all 21 stages of the 2014 Tour de France route, staying 7 days ahead of the professionals, and finishing, 3656 km later, on Sunday 20th July in Paris.
All monies raised by participants and their supporters goes 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 fulfill their potential. This is achieved by giving grants to charities that engage young people through the mediums of sport, arts and education. No matter how many stages they ride, it's gonna hurt! Please reward their pain by giving generously
You can support the me and the charity here :
Any donation any is greatly appreciated.