The 21 year old, who has been a part of the British Cycling Olympic Academy Programme for two years, placed 4th in the U23 National Time Trial Championships, 2nd at Cheshire Classic in 2014, has had multiple top 10’s in the Matrix Fitness GP Tour Series, proves she can turn her legs to anything. A true racer at heart, coming from a family of cyclists, Hayley’s never known anything other than the bike.
Changing her focus from the track solely to the road next season, Hayley brings a vast amount of knowledge after being on the British Cycling Olympic Academy Programme and will stand in good stead ahead of 2017 having a winter of training in the warmer climates of Brisbane, Australia where she moved to when she was 12.
‘Being a British rider, its invigorating to see how ambitious Team WNT are and with them applying for a UCI licence next year after two years as a club team it was a no brainer for me to join for 2017. I want to grow with Team WNT as they progress through the ranks, the organisation and set up is great along with their enthusiastic team atmosphere it’s something I‘ve noticed throughout racing with them in the UK. I’ve learnt a lot whilst being on the Olympic Academy, and I’m really looking forward to putting it all to good use in the races next year‘. says Jones.
Director Sportif, Graeme Herd says ‘I am thrilled to welcome Hayley to the team for next year she’s a brilliant all round rider with grit and determination. I’ve kept my eye on her during races this year and shes been a brilliant domestique to her team mates as well as a good leader, especially during the Matrix Fitness GP Tour Series.‘
Hayley will spend her winter training and racing in Australia, before coming back to the UK in February basing herself in the familiar surroundings of South Wales.