Jack Ultra Cyclist Jack Ultra Cyclist

Nickname

Jack Ultra Cyclist

Date of Birth

28 / 12 / 1988

Hometown

Perth, Western Australia / Now: Girona, Spain

Jack is pushing the limits of ultra-cycling and in doing so, highlighting that a mental health disorder is nothing to be ashamed of. Having given up his day job in 2015, Jack is now based in Girona, Spain where he cycles professionally. Holding the Guinness World Record for the most kilometers ridden in 7 days, Jack is fascinated by pushing himself into the darkest corners of his own mind to achieve amazing feats. Having undergone substance abuse addictions in his early twenties, Jack stands for creating mental health awareness, in particular, removing the stigma attached to such disorders.

Jack Thompson

What is your biggest achievement on the bike?

My 2020 Guinness World Record for the most kilometers ridden in 7 days – 3,505km.

What is your biggest cycling goal?

Winning the Tour de France in record time.

What is your favourite place or route to ride?

I love Bhutan. The landscapes are so raw and the culture amazes me. I love that feeling of being alone in the wilderness and Bhutan is the first place I’ve truly felt like I’m cycling in the wild.

If you could choose one place in the world to cycle. What place would it be?

I’m fascinated by riding in the Middle East. A part of the world with such a mixed reputation, both good and bad, I’d love to meet the people and explore the roads of Iran and the surrounding regions.

Jack Thompson
Jack Thompson

Who is your favourite cycling buddy?

My old man!

What is your favourite BBB product? And why?

I love my Maestro helmet. It not only looks good, but it's equipped with the latest in safety technology (MIPS) and keeps me safe in the craziest of situations.

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