Born and bred in Bolton, Jason has been riding bikes his entire life and spent much of his career working with and riding for British Cycling.
Having won numerous World and European titles as a junior, Jason took a massive leap in 2008 when he was selected for the Team GB squad in the Bejing Olympics. He was selected for the Team Sprint, alongside seasoned Sprint riders Jamie Staff and Chris Hoy, giving Jason his first taste of Olympic victory at just 20 years of age.
Emerging from the shadow of Sir Chris Hoy, who claimed Gold to Jason’s Silver in the Individual Sprint in Beijing, Jason was chosen ahead of Sir Chris for the same event for the London 2012 Games – and proved the decision correct by winning Gold. Jason also retained his Olympic title in 2012 in the Team Sprint alongside Sir Chris and Philip Hindes, catapulting him to national fame and recognition.
Jason put on another truly remarkable performance at the 2016 Rio Olympics, taking three gold medals in the Team Sprint, Sprint and Keirin, in doing so, joining Sir Chris Hoy as the joint holder of the highest number of Olympic Gold medals for a British athlete.
Jason married fellow track cyclist, Laura Trott in September 2016 and the couple are expecting their first child in August 2017.
When not training at the HSBC UK British Cycling Centre in Manchester, Jason enjoys motor sport and carries out various pieces of commercial work including public speaking, appearances and working with his personal sponsors HSBC UK.
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