DQ Advocates Sponsor Local Sports Star

The 24-year-old from Ramsey has just got back from representing the Isle of Man in the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games alongside his brother Leon, finishing 50th and 34th in the men’s road race respectively. Having both recently signed for the Holdsworth Campagnolo Professional UK team, 2018 is shaping up to be a big year for them.

As part of the sponsorship DQ is providing financial support, which will enable Tom to focus on his strict training programme, without the worry of costly travel, equipment and kit.

Paul Blake, Chief Operating Officer at DQ, said: ‘We are delighted to announce our sponsorship of Tom. We were taken aback by his determination, drive and passion for the sport, which comes across as soon as you meet him, and not forgetting the skill he possesses on the road! It is great to see yet another Isle of Man cyclist go from strength-to-strength and I am sure the 2018 will prove a successful year for him.

‘Cycling fits in well with our sports and wellbeing culture, so it seemed a great fit for us. He is a very impressive young man and we are looking forward to supporting him over the course of the next year and beyond.’

‘Finally, a big well done to Tom and his brother Leon for their efforts in the Commonwealth Games men’s road race over the weekend, they should be immensely proud of what they have achieved!’

Tom added: ‘I am hugely grateful to DQ Advocates for its support, which will enable me to focus on my training and continue to give my all to the sport. The season is shaping up to be an exciting one and I am very much looking forward to getting on the road alongside my team mates and giving it our all!’

DQ is a keen supporter of the local community, sponsoring a range of sporting and artistic teams, events and projects in the Isle of Man.