Say hello to our latest team member Lynn Funnell:
“Hi I’m Lynn, I was diagnosed with Rheumatoid Arthritis four years ago, but once the drugs started to work I was able to walk my mad springer spaniel a little. Then I signed up with an on-line coaching company, lacking confidence, self-esteem, courage just wanting to do a few walks a week. Less than a year later I had found the courage to enter an event, I thought I’d start with a 100km night cycle ride! Along the way I discovered this MTB malarkey and just love it. Since that first event I’ve done a few sportives, a pool based sprint triathlon, and this year a few MTB events too…and I’ve even harnessed the nerves and had a go at a couple of MTB races! I’m always the one at the back, slow, slow, slow but I love it and the tougher you make it the more I like it…if I can’t ride it, I’ll walk it and I use the hashtag ‘alwayswithasmile’. In November I am due to have an ankle replacement and so everything stops but in the words of my surgeon ‘I am very strong willed to remain active’ and hope I will be back on the beloved MTB in about a years time. I’m on Twitter and Instagram.”
Team JMC is always happy to welcome new team members and everyone is welcome no matter what level of ability. Our motto is “Talent Optional, Enthusiasm Essential”. We keep it simple with no fees or forms. All we ask is you wear some of our team clothing to show your colours. In return we can offer support, advice and, coming soon, our very own events.
Want to learn more? Drop us a line. We would love to hear from you.