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Snow Day – March Madness // The Jonesie Diary // #7

snow day

Snow Day 1st day of spring brought with it Storm Emma – total nightmare! Races were cancelled, best-laid plans came to an abrupt halt. N+1 on the bike front – I dusted off the Fatbike and took the ‘Fatboy’ out. I’m told that fatbikes are designed to be ridden in the snow – but living […]

Mud, Slides And Gratitude // The Jonesie Diary // #6

winter riding

Mud, Slides & Gratitude Winter training is in full tilt. Never has the weather forecast been checked and rechecked so many times. It’s fair to say it’s the hardy cyclists amongst us that brave the bad conditions. The saying ‘no such thing as bad weather – just bad choice of kit’ does indeed come into […]

The Jonesie Diary // Big climbs & ‘on point’ kit doping // #5

big climbs

Big climbs & ‘on point’ kit doping  Easter has finally sprung – the overshoes have been tucked away and the new kit is getting an outing.  I had the chance of squeezing in a week cycling with my race team Athlos – on the sunny island of Mallorca. The hills & mileage were daunting after […]

The Jonesie Diary // Life after time off // #4 // Getting back to it

Jonesie Diary – Life after time off – Training The rest period has been and gone – I was itching to get back into my training routine, the busy juggle of home & work life, a hyper puppy that never tires – you name it I missed it. Keeping expectations real My first week back […]

The Jonesie Diary // #3 // India Edition

india-edition

The Jonesie Diary # india edition Greetings from across the waters: I’m currently sat on a beach in North Goa. Most triathlete / athletes take a break from their training schedule post race season – for me this year my rest month was delayed by a few months to incorporate a 5 week trip to India […]

How to start racing – The Jonesie Diary – #2 – Where it all began!

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How to start racing – The Jonesie Diary – Where it all began Where #teamjones began……How to start racing……Let’s start at the beginning…. I get asked these types of questions a lot….. ‘How do you do it?’    ‘I could never compete at that level – how to start racing?’     ‘You must be so strict with […]

A Boxing Day Ride – Brand Ambassador – Helen Jones – Winter Riding

winter riding

Winter Blues Winter riding – Short daylight hours, layers of kit, freezing extremities, poor riding conditions, all add up to the reality – I HATE WINTER! I find it a real struggle to get the outside bike miles in once the clocks have changed. I have a little chart: So as you can see, slim […]