Duff Fawcett is a Firefighter by profession. He is also a rider with a wealth of experience in racing, club cycling, touring and coaching.
Starting his cycling career in 1975 as a member of the Mersey Roads Club, he has over 38 years of cycling experience. He was a very active member of the Liverpool Century RC for 27 years before going on to help form the Great Britain Fire service CC and now the Liverpool Braveheart BC.
His racing career included all aspects of cycle sport; road races, track, TT, cyclocross and MTB. He is an ex 1st Cat Rider. He has completed over 50 Stage races with the highlight being the 1998 grueling Ras (Tour of Ireland). He has represented Great Britain Fire service in races all over the world. He was 1993 and 1994 Liverpool Time Trial Best All- Rounder riding all distances up to 12 hours. Duff has completed many touring trips across Europe and organised several touring trips for kids youth hosteling weekends. He has organised and completed two UK End-to-End events raising money for charity.
He is a Level 2 BC coach and mentored Pro riders such as Matthew Brammeier, Mark McNally, Johnny McEvoy and Mark Cavendish. His work in cycling over the years prompted members of the Liverpool Century RC to nominate him for BBC Sports Personality ‘unsung hero’ award 2013.
Hannah, a Doctor by profession, started her cycling career age 14 as a member of the Cyclists Touring Club in Kent. She completed 200km and 400km Audaxes by the age of 16 and regularly led club runs at this age. She has toured across Great Britain and Europe both on her own and in groups. More recently she has completed a touring trip taking her across one of the highest roads in the world; the Karakoram Highway from Pakistan into China.
She cycled in the Liverpool University cycling club and was National Student Hill Climb Champion in 1998. Her first open time trial was a 12hr event and since then she has completed all range of events coming 14th in the men’s Liverpool TT BAR in 2012. She has taken part in road races including second place in the National Emergency Services road race in 2012 and 2013 and completed the Ras na mBan (6 stage International woman’s stage race) in Ireland in 2013. She has also completed many sportive events including the Dave Lloyd challenge, Fred Whitton, and Etape in 2009. She was first lady to finish in the Etape Pennines in 2012.
Sean, who is currently studying Primary Education at university, has been riding his bike since the age of 10. He mainly enjoys club runs and has led many runs for the Liverpool Century RC.
He also enjoys racing and was Liverpool Junior Time Trial Best All-Rounder in 2012 and 2013. He enjoys touring and has organised touring trips across the UK.
Paul is a retired Firefighter for Merseyside Fire Service and now works part time at Wirral Hospice St John based at Clatterbridge Hospital site. His former clubs are Birkenhead St Christophers Catholic CC, Port Sunlight Wheelers (Past Chairman), Liverpool Century RC and Great Britain Fire Service FSSAA Racing Team (Assistant Team Manager & Chairman).
He has been racing on and off for over 42 years both in the UK and abroad, team mechanic, masseur and general dogs-body for a wide variety of events with Duff, mainly the GB Fire team but the odd sortie with the “Century” as part of a “combine team” in Ireland.
He is always up for a challenge and new venture so this is a great opportunity and personal honour to be involved at the inception of a brand new Cycling Club in Merseyside with strong values at its core, on the value and purpose of cycling. Braveheart by name and nature.
Paul looks forward to a very rewarding future with the Club.