a conversation with...

  The Cycle Sierra Nevada Scholarship was developed as a way to sponsor young cyclists that may not have opportunity or financial capacity to avail of a cycling training camp. In this section we take 5 minutes for a chat with one of the applicants selected for the 2019 program.

Jonny Foster - IRELAND

Who are you?

I’m Jonny foster , I’m 17 and I’m from Ireland

What team do you ride for?

The sportsroom racing

Why did you start cycling?

I watched the 2012 Olympic TT and just taught it looked so cool

Have you any sporting backgrounds apart from cycling?

I played gaelic for most of my life until recently

What type of cyclist are you? Do you compete in other disciplines, other than road cycling?

I’m a powerful rider , fairly good at TT’s and in strong wind. Tried cx once and safe to say it’s not for me !

Favourite piece of cycling equipment/kit?


Your greatest achievements on a bicycle?

2nd in national time trial

Your favourite professional cyclist? (past and present)

Michael valgren and Tom dumoulin

Most memorable moment/stage win from professional cycling?

Peter Sagan world championships win in 2015

Your favourite stage race and one day race?

Stride bianche, always a good race and the photos of it are amazing

What's your current favourite music album/song?

Picture this (Interesting choice of music Jonny!)

Tell us something we don’t know about you already and you don’t mind the general public knowing?


Hopes and plans for the future?

Keep racing and see where it gets me