The William Wates Memorial Trust
The William Wates Memorial Trust exists to celebrate the life of William Wates who was tragically killed when travelling in South 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. This is mainly achieved by supporting charities that engage young people through the mediums of sports, arts and education.
The Tour de Force
Our main fundraiser is the epic Tour de Force cycling event that follows the entire route of the Tour de France each year, one week ahead of the pros. Riders can sign up to a Tour Taster from 2 to 21 stages. Find out more here: www.tourdeforce.org.uk and grab a place to ride this year!