Level 3 Sport (Personal Training)
Before studying, Robbie gave up his desk job in recruitment to pursue his passion, cycling. Having only took up the sport less than five years ago, he signed up for a series of competitions around the world, as part of the Bikingman series. He raced all over the world from Oman and Corsica to Peru and Taiwan.
To date, Robbie has broken two Guinness World Records. In 2016, and while attempting to break another record, he broke the record for the most countries cycled through in 24 hours. Robbie pedalled his way through five countries in total, to beat the previous world record of four countries.
Later that year, Robbie also broke the world record for the most countries cycled in seven days, cycling through a record-breaking 12 countries. In August 2018, Robbie went on to break the same record, by pedalling his way through 15 countries in seven days. He rode for around 18 hours a day, covering an average of 220 miles.
He said: ‘Breaking a world record is fantastic, but the things I’ll take away from it the most are all the incredible memories and that if you fail to do something then don’t give up, try again.”
Robbie is now working towards gaining his level 3 qualification in personal training at the college alongside working at Hero's Gym as a spin instructor.
“The teaching staff have been incredibly supportive, as well as encouraging me to excel academically and push me to achieve more.”
He hopes to take this winter out to focus on his studies and spend some time with his friends and family, but he has big plans for the future.
“I want to be a personal trainer, but I also want to take people on my journey, too. What I do, anyone can do, if you apply yourself and believe in yourself, you can achieve anything.”