Hoppers 2 Twickers – Gavin McQueen

Date: 16 April 2012

Gavin McQueen

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.

Personal Detail

Name: Gavin John McQueen

Date of Birth: 10/01/1983

Place of Birth: Preston

Height: 6′

Weight: 16st (ish)

Sports Background

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

Cycling Specific

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

General Interest

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

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