Rider Bio – Jonathan Fowles

 Name – Jonathan Fowles (AKA “Figgy”)

North West Regional Championship - Jon FowlesHeight
– 176cm

Weight – 64 KG

Riding style – Somewhere in between sprinter/climber/tester

What’s your story? Why did you get into cycling?

Having been a mountain biker from a young age, and shredding up the local trails every weekend, I moved into road cycling after my brother took it up. Not long after, at the age of 16, my brother and I rode our Colnagos 1000km across the Alps from Dijon to Pisa. I’ve been riding ever since.

  • What was your first bike?
    • Colnago Dream, purchased from my brother. It was a dream, why did I sell it!?
  • What are your trademark traits that people know you by?
    • Can be shouty in breakaways.
  • Who is your cycling hero, past / present?
    • Nibali (Nibbles) – pure class on a bike, and descends like a badass.
  • Apart from cycling, any other passion or addiction that would be impossible to give up?What do you avoid like the plague
    • Eating/cooking… a good excuse to keep riding
  • What do you avoid like the plague?
    • Campag!
  • What’s your party piece?
    • Not dancing!
  • What’s your power track?
    • Everyday – Rich Gang
  • What about your karaoke track?
    • I hate karaoke!
  • What’s your pre-race habit?
    • Jelly Babies + Caffeine
  • Best ever achievement on the bike?
    • KOM Stelvio descentFavourite bike race?
  • Favourite bike race?
    • Giro d’Italia
  • Perfect three course meal?
    • Something surprising or a food I haven’t tried before… as long as it’s nice… preferably with Michelin star.
  • Favourite Film?
    • Pulp Fiction
  • If you could do just one more ride, what or where would it be?
    • Around the foothills of the Alps in France, close to the Rhone, on a warm summer evening just as the sun is going down.
  • Best decision ever made?
    • Moving to Manchester
  • What one piece of advice would you give to anyone thinking about bike racing?
    • Don’t brake