Following on from our first rider, Wayne Steel, being profiled on Wednesday here are the next three riders who will be riding from Hoppers to Twickenham to raise money for ‘Help for heroes’. They are Alan, Jacko and Dan.
Name: Alan Haworth
Date of Birth: 27/09/1978
Place of Birth: Preston
Weight: 15st 7lbs
Where have you played rugby? Preston Grasshoppers RFC,BlackburnRUFC & Bamber Bridge RL
Most significant achievement in sport? Holding the record for the most points scored in a season of Basketball at school.
What bike do you ride? FujiRoubaiz
Favourite training course: Training?????
What impact has training for this event had? Weight loss and getting a but fitter
What’s the best & worst thing about cycling? Best – Fresh air & good exercise: Worst – Falling off in the middle of nowhere
Ambitions: To finish the ride in one piece
Hobbies:Rugby, Cycling, Football
Reason for participating: Worthy cause and hopefully I’ll help make a difference to a somebody’s life
Fears/Concerns: Getting lost
Personal Quote: Better to die trying, than never to try at all
Words of advice: Vaseline, antiseptic and well padded shorts
Why I should be sponsored? Why not, all the money goes to a good cause.
You can sponsor Alan at – www.bmycharity.com/colinwhalley
Name: Sean Michael Jackson
Date of Birth: 27/04/1979
Place of Birth: Dumbarton, Scotland
Weight: Too much
Where have you played rugby? PrestonGrasshoppers RFC
Most significant achievement in sport? Top Tourist Award Holland 1998
What bike do you ride? Was a Felt QX85, now a Ford transit from our sponsors ‘John Robson Metals’
Favourite training course: Anywhere in the countryside
What impact has training for this event had? Health benefits; Oh, and a blood clot
What’s the best & worst thing about cycling? Best – good exercise in a nice environment: Worst – Hills
Ambitions: John O’Groats to Lands End
Hobbies: Rugby, Cycling, Music and D.I.Y
Reason for participating: I suggested the Idea after a few beers and it snowballed from there. No backing out now!
Fears/Concerns: That i’ll have 8 angry blokes wanting to do me some damage by the end of the ride
Personal Quote: Beer has a lot to answer for.
Words of advice: Vaseline! Lots of it
Why I should be sponsored? We are doing this for a very worthy cause and its one hell of a challenge for a group of rugby players that have only recently taken up cycling.
You can sponsor Sean at – www.bmycharity.com/colinwhalley
Name: Dan Talbot
Date of Birth: 03/09/1983
Place of Birth: Taunton, Somerset
Height: Taller than a Hobbit (just), shorter than Wayne Steel
Where have you played rugby? Taunton RUFC, Guernsey RFC,Preston Grasshoppers RFC
Most significant achievement in sport? I beat my Granddad at Backgammon once!
What bike do you ride? Raleigh Airlite Race
Favourite training course: Training????
What impact has training for this event had? Impact?… I hit my car in the driveway when I couldn’t unclip my pedals, how’s that for an impact!
What’s the best & worst thing about cycling? Best – I look awesome in Lycra. Worst – The helmet ruins my hair!
Ambitions: Tour de France
Hobbies: Rugby, Surfing, Photography
Reason for participating: Help for Heroes in an extremely worthy cause and I wanted to do my bit for the people that are doing more than their fair share for all of us.
Fears/Concerns: Hope I don’t get a puncture or something on the ride as I think the spare bikes are a bit big for me!!!
Personal Quote: When I was a kid I used to pray every night for a new bicycle. Then I realised that God doesn’t work that way so I stole one and asked him to forgive me.
Words of advice: Never Put Metal in a Microwave!!!!
Why I should be sponsored? I know where you all live!
All jokes aside, we are probably going to be putting ourselves through hell to finish this ride but it is nothing compared to what our seriously injured servicemen and women have been through and continue to put themselves through.
We can help them
You can sponsor Dan at – www.bmycharity.com/colinwhalley