Hynd wins bronze in 24 hour competition

- 17/03/2016 -

Jason Hynd, Senior Lecturer in Sports Therapy, took part in the World 24 hour solo mountain biking championship last month, where he rode a total of 391km on his way to a third place finish in the 45-49 age group. The event saw Jason complete 23 laps of a 17km course, finishing the competition with a time of 24 hours 54 minutes and 56 seconds. Jason was thrilled to do so well and was grateful of the support from his family and friends. He said: 'The event was a new challenge - overcoming jetlag, 30 degree heat, 90% humidity and avoiding possums during the night rides.

'It was a fantastic experience and would not have been possible without the support of my colleagues within the sports and exercise team, my family - particularly my brother on pit support - and equipment supporters MTB Guisborough, Bikescene and Altura.'

Jason has been competing in cycling disciplines over the past 20 years, taking part in a number of national and international competitions. He won silverware at the World 24 hour solo championship before, winning a bronze medal in 2014. His other riding accomplishments include winning a silver medal in the European 24 hour solo MTB championship in 2012 and a bronze medal in the UK 24 hour solo MTB championships in October 2015.