John McQueen (The Beast), Mountain Biking Australia Masters rider, takes time out from his busy schedule to detail what it's like to be a Beastwear Ambassador and give us the low down on his custom performance mountain biking kit.
John McQueen - "To be an ambassador with Beastwear has been a great, even humbling experience.
Being a Beastwear ambassador has helped myself and others become focussed on training and riding our bikes and to realise that the MTB scene is all about being involved, doing your best and having fun! It’s even about finding your limits. With this in mind, the support from Beastwear and the MTBA has gotten me through some tough times, it’s opened up opportunities with other great sponsors like MItas Tyres to represent great products.
The MTB scene is a close one and some of the benefits have been the chance to chat with other cyclists about their event, the equipment they use and the challenges they’ve faced. Wearing the cool Beastwear jersey with its individual and distinctive colours has given me the opportunity to showcase what Beastwear is about! Being called “The Beast” at every MTB event I ride at is also pretty cool too!
I became a Beastwear ambassador after being chosen by the MTBA to represent Beastwear and mountain biking. In my application, I said I don’t always win, but I do always have a blast because I’m an MTBeast! I stand by that today. It’s been a great journey and I’ve enjoyed representing MTB and Beastwear. Spreading the word about some top gear and my love of mountain biking has been a blast! It’s great to see both experienced and new riders getting into the vibe of this great initiative!