Hello! I am possibly mad and suffering at the latter end of my mid life crisis, or the start of my old age one. However, I have decided to ride the official route of the Tour de France, one week ahead of the professionals and finish 21 stages later in Paris, some 3,400kms later. I am riding for the William Wates Memorial Trust.You are welcome to follow my journey, quite literally here. Links at the top inform you about the charity, the route, my training and my daily blog each day of the event.See how its going here.