"Although Jenny had an outstanding racing career, a career CV full of great results does not necessarily mean that person will make an equally great coach. I don't think that is the case for Jenny; she based her career on maximising her ability and getting the best out of herself, but importantly she did this around the demands of a regular job which gives her a unique perspective on combining a working life with the demands of elite sport. This supplemented with her renowned technical ability, great communication skills and willingness to listen, give her valuable tools to help others achieve their goals." Simon Burney
UCI Technical Delegate, Mountain Bike & Cyclocross
Performance Manager, British Cycling 1999-2007
"Jenny was a consummate professional during her cycling career with the Subaru-Gary Fisher squad. She knew how to best prepare herself for races, which helped her garner multi national championships and podiums results. This experience is invaluable as she now transitions to her role coaching and helping others reach their goals; providing unique customized training regimes regardless of the type of cycling event. Not one to forget the passion and fun that exists within the sport of cycling, Jenny was a stalwart in promoting local cycling promotions and youth programs. It is this passion and commitment that makes her an asset to coaching."
Subaru-Gary Fisher Team Manager 2005-date
Riders who have been coached by Jenny...
"Just wanted to drop you a quick line from Alberta to say thank you - thank you for helping me complete this ambition as I say 'I'm a TransRockies finisher!!' Can't believe it. It's been an injury filled week but I kept on. Rolled across the line in Canmore yesterday following a true soul searcher of a week. One thing remained though throughout...every morning I felt fresh and every day the legs kept spinning. Thank you. Unimaginable a year ago."
Trans Rockies Finisher 2011
"Having been coached by Jenny for three consecutive seasons, my knowledge of racing and training over this period of time has grown immensely. A successful professional athlete for many years, Jenny has been wonderful at passing on her knowledge, not only in the arena of day to day training but also with regards to all of the areas that contribute to a well rounded athlete capable of beating the competition, these include the nutritional, life coaching, mental and technical aspects of the sport. Jenny’s professionalism is evident throughout her coaching and the ongoing relationship between coach and athlete is constantly being developed and adjusted to ensure the potential gains are realised. I have absolutely no doubt that’s Jenny’s contribution was instrumental in my success on the bike."
1st Masters 2007 World Cup, Houffalise, Belgium
2007 British National Mountain Bike Series Champion (including winning two rounds)
"Having been coached by Jenny for the last twelve months, I would encourage people seeking to take their racing to the next level to work with her. Rather than simply trotting out the same old training plans month on month, she offers her own experience and insight gained from her years as a top-flight racer. I feel this has made me a more complete rider, and not merely an "engine" to power the bike. She has helped me with everything from bike setup and racing tactics to technical skills training, nutrition and race psychology, and to prepare for experiences as diverse as 1 hour cyclo-cross races to 12 hour multi-lap endurance events. Her analytical eye is cast over training diaries weekly, and wise thoughts offered based on her encyclopaedic knowledge of cyclesport, with sessions tailored to your individual strengths and weaknesses. Based on last year's experiences, where I decided to change my whole focus for the year mid-way through, Jenny is also very adaptable, and receptive to the emotional as well as physical needs of the athletes she coaches. In all, I'm very glad of the support that I have had from Jenny over the last year, long may it continue".
9th 2009 Kielder 100
24/12 12 Hour Solo Champion 2009
3rd Expert Midland Cross Country Series
"I have been coached by Jenny since April 2008. Her background in training herself has meant that she is able to provide me with day to day advice on how to optimise my performance both physically and technically and to problem solve when things are not going to plan. On top of this her racing experience means that she is able to provide additional guidance on how to strategise at particular events or on particular courses and on nutrition, warm-up and other race day essentials. In my time being coached by Jenny I have progressed from a Sport rider to newbie Elite and her advice has been invaluable throughout."
2nd Expert British Mountain Bike Series Round 3 2009
10th British National Championship 2008 (elite)
1st Brighton Big Dog Pairs 2009
Rachel Fenton Chris Pedder Chris Pedder Theresa Jackson (image Joolze Dymond)
"Jenny rescued me – hugely! As an elite racer and full time teacher, my work ethic was neurotic. Jenny’s objectivity, faith and experienced advice affected my training and results amazingly. Not only was her guidance brilliant but the kudos of being trained by the best woman in my own category gave also an enormous advance to my psychological preparations. Following my first winter of Jenny’s confidence-boosting nurturing, I embarked upon a season of regular top 5 British placings; I just wish I’d discovered her sooner! "
Gemma Carter Collins
Elite Cross Country Mountain Bike Racer
"It was certainly good fortune to meet Jenny; having signed up for a 500 mile charity bike ride Jenny taught me to ride my bike - properly. Her advice, training schedule tips and tricks (how to stop chaffing if you're wondering, very important to a male newbie!) made the 500 miles a mere ride in the park! Jenny's enthusiam and energy not to mention experience ensure she gets the best from you".