December 15, 2017

Hi everyone,

I am delighted to announce my autobiography, Full Circle, is now on sale!

It is available in hardback and as an e-book.

Check it out here.

Hope you enjoy and feel free to leave me a review or comment!

Jo x

March 15, 2017

Having been working with Sports Tours International for the last three years I am pleased to confirm we will be continuing the partnership following my retirement from international competition. I will also be working with their other brands - Club la Santa and Freewheel holidays as I look to develop my coaching and also enjoy riding my bike for leisure!

Press release from Sports Tours International:

Following yesterday’s announcement that Joanna Rowsel...

March 14, 2017

Having been part of the GB Cycling Team for over 10 years, travelling around the world racing my bike, today I am announcing my retirement from international cycling competition. I have achieved everything I've ever wanted to in cycling including 5 World Titles, 4 European Titles, Commonwealth Gold and 2 Olympic Golds as well as countless World Cup and National Championship medals across both team and individual events. But more valuable than any of t...

January 1, 2017

After an extended post Olympic break including a very belated honeymoon, on 1st December I begun the road back to fitness. (This turned out to be an icy road in the lanes of Shropshire, with temperatures barely reaching freezing that day, and resulted in a crash after 45 mins. Schoolgirl error, should have stuck to the Wattbike.)

In terms of physiology, in a well trained individual after just a week's inactivity you will begin to loose fitness. Changes...

December 14, 2016

On Tuesday 13th December I travelled back to my hometown Cheam in Surrey for the first time in three and a half years. It was a very surreal trip to go back to where I grew up having not been there for so long and my first stop was to check out my gold postbox in Cheam Village!

After the London 2012 Olympics the Royal Mail painted a postbox gold for each British gold medallist at the Games. I thought this was a fantastic idea and even better when I hea...

October 20, 2016

I was asked on Monday as we were about to board the floats to parade through Manchester city centre - was I getting used to this now? I definitely don't think being paraded through a city with crowds of people cheering for you is something anyone will ever get used to, but it is one of those special occasions I will always treasure.

As a Manchester resident I am ashamed to say my experience of the city's weather wasn't enough for me to arrive prep...

October 5, 2016

I have been to Club la Santa many times throughout the last 4 years and find it a perfect base for training. I have always spent most of my day out on the bike followed by a gym session with some relaxing by the pool or taking in a class such as Pilates or Release & Unwind. Whilst that may still sound like a lot, with over 40 sports and activities available that is just the tip of the iceberg of what’s on offer at Club la Santa.

However this time aroun...

September 7, 2016

As part of Alopecia Awareness Month I thought I would give some of my thoughts on wigs.

For me wearing wigs gives me back the control that Alopecia took away from me. I love being able to have the choice and that in itself gives me confidence as I am in control again. In general I try to focus my thoughts on the areas of my life I can control, rather than things outside of my control.

I love hair and make up and love to get glammed up - I see i...

September 6, 2016

I was delighted to be asked by the BBC to join Clare Balding and Chris Hoy during their coverage of the Rio 2016 Track Cycling during the final two days of competition.

I was surprised to receive so much positive feedback via social media.

Check out this article about my work with the BBC Olympic coverage...

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