Jasmijn is a London-based management consultant who likes to ride her bike far and fast. Previously she's been most most focused on speed and results, now she's in search of more adventurous challenges.
Jasmijn is a flatlander who loves a good headwind battle, not afraid of a bit of rain, but struggles in the heat, scared of gravel and goes backwards on hills. But… what doesn’t kill you makes you stronger, so she embarked on a number of very hilly cycling challenges in summer 2019, clocking up more elevation in a month than she previously done in a year.
Winner of various TT titles, including Best British All-Rounder (2014), National 12hr TT champion (2015) and both National and World 24hr TT champion (2017). Multiple 24 hour solo circuit wins: Le Mans (2013), Revolve (2017) and Zandvoort (2017) where she also placed in the top 3 overall.
Zwift distance record breaker (2017). Two failed LEJOG record attempts.
Audax UK member since 2015 with Super Randonneur awards (200km, 300km, 400km and 600km) 4 years in a row. First female finisher and top 10 overall London-Edinburgh-London (2017). Third fastest female at Paris-Brest-Paris (2019). First woman and top 10 overall at the 1000km BikingMan Oman unsupported race (2019).
Unfinished business with 1890km Race Around the Netherlands (so returning in 2020).
Also eyeing up some off-road cycling fun and a longer unsupported race for 2020... Currently enjoying giving back to cycling, women’s cycling in particular, by helping others with skills and fitness based training sessions and guiding rides.
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Who is Jasmijn
Her main passion and love for cycling
Cycling in the Netherlands…
Moving over to London in 2007
Growing up on a farm in the Netherlands
Trying to decide between dance and sports
Losing her passion for dance
Deciding to go travelling for 5 months….
Working as a Scuba Diving Instructor
Having to make a decision about university at 25
Doing a Masters degree in the UK
Getting into rowing
Her first 100 mile cycle ride and how it came about
Starting to do more Sportive events
Joining a local cycling club…
Being born with built in endurance
Doing her first 24hr race
Deciding to see how far she could push it physically on the bike
Starting to work with a coach in 2014
Winning Best British All Rounder (BBAR) in time trials
Having an intense year of riding in 2015
How her body copes with the challenges of riding
The Challenge of riding the length of Great Britain from Land’s End to John O’Groats (LEJOG)
Dealing with Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT) in 2016
Her history with the record for LEJOG
Riding on the A roads in GB
Working a full time job while training and preparing for the LEJOG record
Picking the right date to start
Dealing with illness and sickness and not being able to continue
How her big dream of breaking the record for LEJOG changed to becoming a burden
Fixing her nutrition, taking time off work for the 2018 LEJOG record attempt
How the UK weather impacted on the 2018 LEJOG record attempt
Dealing with a speed wobble
Dealing with the emotional aftermath of letting go of the LEJOG record
Having some time out from cycling
Being a peace with her decision
Saddle sores…. “flipping flashmash”
Having fun in 2019!
Selling all her cycling gear
Wanting to do more unsupported challenges
Spending time with family
Learning new skills and facing her fear of hills!
Joining a women only cycling club
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Website - www.duracellbunnyonabike.com
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