Jody Cundy Q&A: 'Strictly Come Dancing made me a stronger cyclist'

The Paralympic legend tells Cycling Weekly about almost retiring in 2012, the time he borrowed a Porsche, and how dancing can make us all better cyclists

Jody Cundy in team GB cycling kit
(Image credit: SWPix)

Jody Cundy CBE is an eight-time Paralympic gold medallist and 20-time track cycling world champion. A former swimmer, Cundy competed in his first Paralympics in 1996, and went on to win three golds in the pool before turning to cycling in 2006. He is known as the king of the kilometre time trial, having won 14 world titles in the discipline. 

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Tom Davidson
Senior News Writer

Tom joined Cycling Weekly as a news and features writer in the summer of 2022, having previously contributed as a freelancer. He is the host of The TT Podcast, which covers both the men's and women's pelotons and has featured a number of prominent British riders. 

An enthusiastic cyclist himself, Tom likes it most when the road goes uphill and actively seeks out double-figure gradients on his rides. 

He's also fluent in French and Spanish and holds a master's degree in International Journalism.