Tour de Force 2015 was largely about heat – lots of it! Our riders travelled from Utrecht to Paris under glorious sunshine which caused its own challenges as our riders battled with heat exhaustion.
For the second year, we were joined by 2 Charity Visitors – youngsters from 2 of the charities supported by the William Wates Memorial Trust. Callum and Ruqiya both cycled a stage each with us and they or their key worker spoke to the group in the evening. The experience is immensely rewarding in equal measure to both the kids and the riders.
Our charity visitor project is funded entirely by a 2013 Lifer who wanted to remain involved with both the event and the charity. We’re enormously grateful to him.
In 2015 we raised £385,000 for the William Wates Memorial Trust.