Name: Jessica Roberts
Primary Club: (Under Negotiation)
Originally from Yorkshire and now currently work in Cumbria. From a triathlon background that then progressed to several seasons on the road. I then started XC at University and have never looked back! I am now competing in the British Cycling Cross Country Series and UCI World Cup events, with the aim of Glasgow 2014.
Career Highlights to date
3rd in the British Cross Country Series 2012
4th in the British XC Championships 2012
Silver medallist in the U23 XC Championships 2011, 2010
British Universities and College Sports champion in 3 disciplines 2009-2011 (Cyclocross, XC, hill-climb)
Who inspires you and why
My younger brother Fergus inspires me. He is aiming to qualify for the junior world triathlon championships this year and despite all his training/school commitments he always makes time to go out mountain biking with me when I go home.
How do you celebrate/relax after a big event
Most of my races are on a Sunday and by the time I have driven back home there is not much time to celebrate before work at 7 am on Monday morning! When I get the chance though, I like to relax with a takeaway and a film with my friends or my boyfriend.