Jason Kenny: Coaching Laura would be a 'waste of time... she wouldn't listen to me!'

Britain's most successful Olympian talks to CW about his new job coaching Team GB's sprinters, what it's like being 'Sir Jason' and why he's backing a British company that's making the 'world's fastest track bike'

Jason Kenny as GB sprint coach in the velodrome
(Image credit: Getty Images)

We talked to Jason Kenny just two days after he and Laura Kenny - ‘cycling’s golden couple’ according to the tabloids - had collected their honours, a knighthood for him and a damehood for her, at Windsor Castle in May. 

First of all, how does it feel being Sir Jason?

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Simon Smythe

Simon Smythe is a hugely experienced cycling tech writer, who has been writing for Cycling Weekly since 2003. Until recently he was our senior tech writer. In his cycling career Simon has mostly focused on time trialling with a national medal, a few open wins and his club's 30-mile record in his palmares. These days he spends most of his time testing road bikes, or on a tandem doing the school run with his younger son.