Jon Gildea

Para-cycling Double World Champion

Meet 100% Jon who after a life changing incident in 2012, went on to become a double world champion Para-cyclist for the British Cycling Team.

“I’m sort of living the dream really. I get to ride for Great Britain and race all over the world, and at the same time, I put my suit on, go into Manchester and be the man about town as well”

Inspire your team with lessons and techniques he’s picked up in his journey whilst also balancing family life and managing his successful business.  Find out more >>

Citizen of Manchester

Life & Soul

Jon is a proud to be part of the Citizens of Manchester Campaign, as featured nationwide in 2020.  This campaign features the latest stories from extraordinary individuals who are the life and soul of the UK city-region of Greater Manchester.


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Steve Bate & Jon Gildea

British Cycling team mates Steve Bate and Jon Gildea set off to cycle from Manchester to Glasgow in three days.

Second City Divide is a bike-packing route between Glasgow and Manchester – two proud second cities linked by some of the UK’s best all-road riding.

Bike-packing is inspired by a desire to ride more off the beaten track, to get away from cars, deeper into the UK’s wilder places. Living on the road for a few days and pushing a few of your limits is good for the soul.  Glasgow and Manchester have a good bit in common. As Second Cities of their respective countries, both have the good vibes, creativity, industrial heritage, commonwealth velodromes; gritty, grand and gregarious in equal measure.  Between them is a load of food, culture, wildlife and history for exploring on two wheels.

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