University of Stirling cyclist graduates ahead of Commonwealth debut

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Commonwealth Games-bound cyclist, Finn Crockett, took time out of his training last week to graduate from the University of Stirling.

Crockett received a Bachelor of Arts with Honours in French and Marketing on June 29th . 

After joining the university in 2019 on the University high performance sports scholarship programme, he will go on to make his Team Scotland debut later this summer in Birmingham. 

Despite his impressive cycling success the Strathpeffer athlete insists his graduation is one of his proudest achievements.

“I’ve got my graduation and I’m really chuffed to make it through – and that’s probably been the biggest win of this year.”

University of Stirling cyclist Finn Crockett. Image credit – Greg Christison 

“Stirling has been really supportive of my sport and aspirations and I wouldn’t have been able to cross the finish line without the academic flexibility which really helped.

You are just surrounded by athletes, which I really, really like and it is a nice environment to be in. Cycling is a very individual sport so it was important for me to come to a place where I could meet other athletes. Stirling is a great training base”

Crockett met the qualification standards for the Commonwealth Games a week before selection closed. After this touch and go period he had a month where he couldn’t tell everyone of his selection. 

He will join other University of Stirling athletes competing for Team Scotland including Duncan Scott and Ross Murdoch.

“It’s amazing and to represent Scotland on the world stage is a big honour.”

“I’m looking forward to soaking up the Games’ experience. I’ve talked to a lot of athletes that have been before and they say it is different to any other competition. I’m going to try to do my best. Whether that’s fighting for a medal or helping teammates out, I’m all for it.”

Finn Crockett

The cycling events will take place between 29th July and 1st August in the Velodrome at Lee Valley VeloPark.

Featured Image credit – Greg Christison 

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