Following a UK-wide application process by Shimano, the largest company in the biking industry, David will form part of a very select team, working with all nationalities within the Olympic Village to keep their bikes running smoothly.
"Dale McMullen, our workshop manager, came round and told me I'd been selected. When I submitted my application I didn't think too much about it," said David. "When I realised it wasn't a dream, it was a bit of a shock to the system!"
Having worked in the cycle industry for over twenty years, David has a wealth of experience in all things biking. Since joining CRC just over three years ago, David is now one of the key members of our custom wheel building staff based at company headquarters in Doagh, Northern Ireland.
An active cyclist himself, he regularly puts in over 200 miles a week on and off the road on any one of his nine bikes. Despite being a huge opportunity only open to a few people, David is more concerned with getting everything right.
"To be honest, I'm more worried about a chain breaking," he said, adding: "My family and work colleagues are extremely excited and I know I should be more excited myself! Maybe it comes with age, but a week with Shimano in London…at the Olympics? That's just fantastic! I might even get in some sightseeing!"