Ignorance is bliss for charity man
The 39-year-old, who works for estate agents Knight Frank in High Street, Hungerford, has a number of friends in the military and also completed officer training at Sandhurst.
“It’s nice to know our blood, sweat and tears will result in a new pool,” Mr Loweth said.
But the father-of-two admitted his apprehension ahead of the ride, which starts from Sainte Foy Tarentaise in the French Alps on September 11 and ends four days later on the sandy beaches of the Cap d'Antibes on the Cote d'Azur.
“I’m terrified about the challenge so I don’t want to find out anymore about it. I think ignorance is bliss.
“I’ve been an armchair follower of the Tour De France but I’ve never actually cycled abroad.
“I’m trying to fit my training in around work, as well as spending time with my wife and two children,” he added.
Each rider has pledged to raise at least £1,000, with Mr Loweth’s donations already totalling £1,565.
To sponsor Mr Loweth, visit www.bmycharity.com/NickLoweth