Feature: Jo Tindley Q & A


Team WNT’s Jo Tindley is the final feature today in the VeloUK Question and Answer series

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Feature: Jo Tindley Q & A


1. When will you start your road season and what will be the first race?
Jo: Team WNT have a cracking European calendar this season, so before all that kicks off I plan to ride some local races just to sharpen up before the season kicks off. Depending what Cat I am, will depend if I am able to support my local races at Odd Down in Bath.

2. What races will be your targets for 2016 and why?
Jo: Although the team will be heading out to Europe, I think a big target for me would be Tour Series and National Crit champs. I had a shaky start last year due to breaking my ankle in 3 places just after the start of the season ( trying to be a Ninja) . I had incredible support from WNT, so although only being out of action a month it was still enough to set me back.

3. How will you spend the time on the bike between now and your first race in training?
Jo: I work full time at Gloucester Services on the M5 as a chef in CPU, making the food for the cafe and the sausage rolls that every one talks about! I finish work at 2pm so I do have a bit of time after work that enables me to train in a bit of day light.

No more then two hours on the bike in the week with a few intervals, but will put the hours up at the weekends. I work with 42 Degrees Coaching who is brilliant, so I am able to swap and change sessions to fit in around work. I also have incredible support from work too which always really helps, especially when I turn up tired after a heavy session!

4. What was your favourite Xmas present?
Jo: My favourite Christmas present was a 7 month Airedale puppy! I have wanted one for a long time, although I wasn’t expecting to get one who is rather fond of wall paper, plaster, table legs, skirting boards and harassing the living day lights our other little dog! Other than that, she is so much fun.

5. When it rains, which its doing a lot right now, is it turbo time or wrap up and get wet? 
Jo: I’m not particularly great at training, so to me going out in the rain trumps the turbo. A good set of mud guards and Le Col top keeps me dry and warm.


6. If you could do any race in the world including the best ones in the world etc, what would it be and why?
Jo: I’d love to ride Paris- Roubaix, its just such a historical classic race and brutal of course.

7. What piece of food can you not do without where ever you are on the road during the season!
Jo: If I’m on the road for 4-5 hours I do love a jam sandwich…. not very exciting but when you have been on the bike for hours it does go down well.

8. What is your favourite music track when warming up for a race or on the turbo?
Jo: When I do a turbo I won’t listen ofrwatch anything but my warm up for track changes all the time, depends what I fancy, the latest one is Clavin Harris Feel so close. I tend to have to have an association to a track and this one reminds me of my favourite race, Newport Nocturne and winning the Queen of the sprints.

9. If given the option, would you prefer normal brakes or disc brakes on your road bike?
Jo: Normal brakes! Im very old fashion. However not in a million years I’d ever thought I would love Di2 like I have! So never say never.

10. What’s the spec of your race bike for 2016 and your favourite bits on it? 
Jo: We are on Specialized Tarmacs, I loved every minute on my team bike last season. So very excited to be back on them for 2016. We had Di2 with sprint shifters which were AWESOME – we are still sponsored by Hope and also have a Rotor on board this season too. So very much looking forward to riding the team bikes this year.



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