Wednesday, 23 April 2014

64 days till i cycle the Tour de france course for the william wates foundation - Tour de france 2014 trivia countdown

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 :

The novelist Antoine Blondin , who gave his occupation as 'following the Tour de France was a famous drinker. Asked once , what blood group he was , he said "VAT 69" and , waking up feeling thirsty back in the hotel room during one tour , he reached for a bottle and took a hefty swig ....it was ink. Not the tastiest of beverages.

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 : 

http://www.bmycharity.com/tourdefrancetodd

Any donation is greatly appreciated. 

Thanks,




Todd 

Tuesday, 22 April 2014

65 days till i cycle the Tour de france course for the william wates foundation - Tour de france 2014 trivia countdown

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 :

Extreme heat always adds to the fatigue , not least in that the water-carriers, the domestiques, have to go back to the team car every ten minutes or so to collect water bottles for the rest of the team. Nine 250ml bottles at a time, stuffed in pockets , up the jersey , down the back ,down the front, and rejoin the bunch to hand them around.Average consumption : five litres a day - Average number of bottle trips per domestique 18-20.



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 : 

http://www.bmycharity.com/tourdefrancetodd

Any donation is greatly appreciated. 

Thanks,




Todd 

Monday, 21 April 2014

66 days till i cycle the Tour de france course for the william wates foundation - Tour de france 2014 trivia countdown

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 :

The Tour finished on the Champs-Elysees for the first time in 1975.



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 : 

http://www.bmycharity.com/tourdefrancetodd

Any donation is greatly appreciated. 

Thanks,




Todd 

Sunday, 20 April 2014

67 days till i cycle the Tour de france course for the william wates foundation - Tour de france 2014 trivia countdown

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 :

In the 2005 race Michael Moncoutie became the only the 25th frenchman to win a stage on the national day - Bastille day.

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 : 

http://www.bmycharity.com/tourdefrancetodd

Any donation is greatly appreciated. 

Thanks,




Todd 

Saturday, 19 April 2014

68 days till i cycle the Tour de france course for the william wates foundation - Tour de france 2014 trivia countdown

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 :

7 hours on the bike today - 155 km - 1 priceless view from the top of Box Hill.





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 : 

http://www.bmycharity.com/tourdefrancetodd

Any donation is greatly appreciated. 

Thanks,




Todd 

Thursday, 17 April 2014

69 days till i cycle the Tour de france course for the william wates foundation - Tour de france 2014 trivia countdown



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 :

The 1st category Ballon d'Alsace was the first major climb ever included in the tour which was in 1905.


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 : 

http://www.bmycharity.com/tourdefrancetodd

Any donation is greatly appreciated. 

Thanks,




Todd 

70 days till i cycle the Tour de france course for the william wates foundation - Tour de france 2014 trivia countdown


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 :


What makes the tour memorable ? The fighting spirt of the riders , their refusal to give in , relentless
effort at whatever cost. These are the true hallmarks of the race and the spirit it involves. From
Robbie McEwen riding for 2 weeks with a broken back - The wings of 2 vertebrae in his spine
had snapped after a bad crash that he finished at all - quite remarkable and still able win the green
jersey for the fastest rider. 


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 : 

http://www.bmycharity.com/tourdefrancetodd

Any donation is greatly appreciated. 

Thanks,




Todd