In the coming weeks and days we will be profiling the members of the Hoppers 2 Twickers cycling team who are raising money for ‘Help for Heroes’ by cycling from Hoppers to Twickenham. Today is the turn of 3rd team regular and next seasons captain Gavin McQueen.
Name: Gavin John McQueen
Date of Birth: 10/01/1983
Place of Birth: Preston
Weight: 16st (ish)
Where have you played rugby? Preston Grasshoppers RFC, Mellish RFC, Fylde RFC
Most significant achievement in sport? Halbro Cup Final in 2009 with the 3rd’s
What bike do you ride? Felt QX85
Favourite training course: Any
What impact has training for this event had? Improved my fitness massively and made me think about what people in the forces sacrifice to enable us to have the lifestyle we enjoyable
What’s the best & worst thing about cycling? Best – Being out on the open roads: Worst – Sore backside
Ambitions: Enjoy life to the full
Hobbies: Rugby, Golf, Scuba Diving, Cycling
Reason for participating: To raise awareness and funds for a good cause. Also because it seemed a good idea when I agreed to it drunk on tour!
Fears/Concerns: Finishing last……..have I done enough training
Personal Quote: Life’s too short for regrets; only look forward
Words of advice: Were not here for a long time, so have a good time.
Why I should be sponsored? It’s for a great cause and it’s an incredibly long way
You can sponsor Gavin at – www.bmycharity.com/colinwhalley