Jennifer George is a British elite road racing cyclist. Having raced internationally for DROPS cycling in 2016 and Storey Racing Team in 2017, in 2018 she will be racing for NCCGroup-Kuota-Torelli with nutritional support from Oatopia.
“From horse riding to skiing, running, triathlon and now road cycling, sport has always been a part of my lifestyle. One constant across all sports I’ve ever done is being in the ‘great outdoors’; my love of the fresh air and beauty of the countryside; sense of freedom and adrenaline are what connects them all.
Cycling began as a mode of transport to work to save money and avoid having to rely on public transport. This quickly developed into triathlon training. The only problem with this was the swimming element. I can swim, but it’s not a pretty sight! Realising I swam like a drunk made me decide to focus on what I seemed to be more naturally good at which was cycling. I had found my sport. In the space of 3 years I went from being a casual sportive rider (although I admit I usually raced them), to racing the prestigious Tour of Britian, Tour of California and finishing 5th at the British National Road Race Championships.
At university I studied Physiology and Sports Science before moving to London for better job prospects and to live with my husband. Whilst riding and racing is my job I also work adhoc as a freelance Personal Trainer. I focus mainly on training people for cycling performance and am the Strength and Conditioning Coach for Elite Cycling. It’s hard to combine with training as all my energy goes into my riding first and foremost, but it’s good to use my brain and I love teaching people how to train properly.
In 2016 I rode for Drops Cycling Team and this is where I met one of Oatopia’s co-founders Sophie. Together we raced some of the toughest races in the world and ate a lot of Oatopia flapjack as we went! In 2017 I rode for Storey Racing Team with Dame Sarah Storey. Next year I will be riding with NCCGroup-Kuota-Torelli racing predominantly in Europe, fuelled by Oatopia!”
Follow Jen @JenCycling