Former downhill racer, journalist and eMTB pioneer
Jonesy started his MTB career as a downhill racer, having his first top-level taste in 1997 as a member of the GB World Championship DH Team. Having raced as an elite rider for many years, Jonesy also has two National Masters Championship DH titles under his belt, as well as the 2016 National Champion DH in his class and bronze medal in the 2016 World Masters Championships DH in Val Di Sole, Italy.
The year that he won his second National Masters Championship in 2002, Jonesy joined the reputable downhill-focused MTB magazine Dirt as Deputy Editor. Throughout his journalistic career, he covered and photographed DH World Cups, becoming the industry’s pioneer for coverage of such downhill events. Jonesy became well known for his rigorous bike testing and notoriously honest reviews, setting the standard high for MTB brands.
Jones was promoted to the role of Editor at Dirt in 2017 and as well as being highly influential for the exposure of the downhill discipline has studied the eMTB scene and the bikes for many years. Several years ago he began to introduce more and more eMTB content, foreseeing the opportunity and growth in the market that lay ahead.