My name is Jonathan Dibben, I am 22 years old and currently a member of the British Cycling Podium Endurance Program. I ride for Team Sky and am a current World Champion. I have also won two Elite European Championship Titles, a World Silver Medal and several National Championship Titles.
How it all Started
I started cycling after a friend of my parents introduced me and my brother to cyclocross. We got to ride around a muddy trail and given a Mars bar when we finished. We were hooked. I asked for bikes for birthdays and Christmases and we soon got to know the Hargroves, who have supported me pretty much since I started racing.
Later we started racing at Mountbatten Cycle Track in Portsmouth. My brother was given a road bike by Phil Gough, unfortunately for him it was too small so I got it!
In 2004 we went to Assen, JeugdTour, basically a week long holiday with some fairly serious racing thrown in. Meeting and racing with people from so many different countries was a great experience. The whole event is incredible and I decided then that I wanted to be a cyclist. After that we would go to Holland every year, spend a few days staying with our Dutch relatives in Veldhoven, then head to Assen.