Jonathan Edwards letting his legs do the talking before return to TV for Tokyo 2020

Triple jump legend-turned cycling presenter comes to London to pick up a new custom bike for riding in the Lake District

Jonathan Edwards and Giuseppe Giannecchini

Ask any cycling fan and they’ll agree this year’s Tour de France had pretty much everything – but one thing it was missing was triple jump world record holder-turned presenter Jonathan Edwards, who was the face of Eurosport's coverage for four Grand Tours.

CW caught up with Edwards recently when he went to east London to pick up his third Racer Rosa bike, a bespoke aluminium model almost identical and indeed made in the same batch as the one we reviewed.

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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.