Paul has been riding bikes all his life and is an enthusiast for all things two wheeled. He is a keen mountain biker and motorcyclist, in addition to road biking. Paul has previously ridden to Paris and Rotterdam but the JOG – London ride will be his longest effort yet.
Drafted in to the team last minute as a substitute, Adam is not expected to perform in the saddle. His role in the group will instead be focused on maintaining high morale, which will keep the pedals turning on and off the road.
Greg started riding four years ago to replace the gym – in his opinion, looking at the countryside and irritating motorists is far more enjoyable than staring at himself in the mirror, pumping iron and listening to Eye of the Tiger. His aim is to merely survive this ordeal and, whilst it is for a good cause, there is a degree of selfishness in doing this challenge as it happens to be on his bucket list.
Mark has been cycling since he was four years old and hasn’t shown much sign of improvement. As the team’s elder statesman he is keen to prove that age and lack of ability are no barriers to raising funds for such worthwhile causes. Requests for tips from Lance Armstrong have so far elicited no response…
Chris took up cycling in order to lose the substantial amount of weight that he so effectively built up throughout his teens. Today this sporting activity, much to the disapproval of both family and girlfriend, has become an addiction, with both the commute to work and weekend club rides used as more of a “daily fix”.
With the days of his successful amateur swimming career now a distant memory, Rich has been threatening to turn to triathlons. So far he’s purchased a road bike, but the thought of covering 700 miles over six days is enough to focus the mind and give him a reason to hit the tarmac (hopefully not literally). He’d like to think his role within Team Velocitron will be to set the pace, but that seems unlikely as his only previous cycling event was London to Southend a few years ago. He is looking forward to the challenge in July to support these two worthwhile charities.