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 Rugby Committee Chairman and club stalwart Colin Whalley.
Name: Colin Robert Whalley
Date of Birth: 23/09/1972
Place of Birth: Preston
Where have you played rugby? Hutton Grammar, Preston Grasshoppers RFC
Most significant achievement in sport? Loire Valley Pinball Champion 1986
What bike do you ride? Giant FCR 2
Favourite training course: Forest of Bowland
What impact has training for this event had? Being able to maintain fitness since breaking my leg in November
What’s the best & worst thing about cycling? Best – Second helping’s: Worst – Wind and rain
Ambitions: Being able to sit down to watch the Army v’s Navy game at Twickers
Hobbies: Rugby, Cycling, Walking
Reason for participating: The challenge and being able to support a worthy cause
Fears/Concerns: 280 miles in the wind and rain
Personal Quote: It’s not the size of the dog in the fight; it’s the size of the fight in the dog.
Words of advice: From a now not-so-good friend ‘You’ll be alright, London’s down hill from here’ – Thanks!
Why I should be sponsored? Whilst this is a challenge and a few days of pain for us, it is nothing compared to what our servicemen and women are experiencing, by raising a few quid we can hopefully improve their lives and that of their families.
You can sponsor Colin at – www.bmycharity.com/colinwhalley