Bithja Jones: How to become hill climb champion riding just on feel and without a coach

Reigning hill-climb champion Bithja Jones has revealed she spent much of the last year training for the National Championships with no heart rate monitor or power meter, just riding on feel

(Andy Jones)

Jones won the hill-climb title last year with a new course record on the short sharp climb of Streatley near Reading. She rode 2.47.9, a good two seconds faster than her nearest rival, Mary Wilkinson (Yorkshire Road Club).

Jones told CW she doesn’t have a heart rate monitor, power meter, or coach. 

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