Jonny Bellis is a Manx born former professional cyclist who has represented Great Britain on both track and road racing. As part of the highly successful British Olympic Program, Jonny has been counted amongst a number of Great Britain’s most talented cyclists of his time.
Jonny began his career at the age of just 17 when he was scouted by the Great Britain squad which led him to represent the Isle of Man in his first Commonwealth Games in Melbourne in 2006.
Within two years, Jonny had become three time European track champion and two time world track medalist. He then went on to become Britain’s first under-23 world road race medalist in 40 years, finishing third in the 2007 event in Germany.
In 2008, at only 19, Jonny represented Great Britain at the Olympic Games road race in Beijing. That same year Jonny was signed by the world’s number one team CSC Saxo Bank. His first ride with the team was at the 2008 Tour of Britain finishing 12th overall and naturally was tipped to become one of Britain’s leading cyclists for many years to come.
In 2009 Jonny was the victim of a life threatening motor scooter accident near his home in Italy. At first he was in a critical condition, but was soon stable and taken out of his induced coma four weeks later.
After undergoing a gruelling rehabilitation programme, in 2011 Jonny returned to his professional cycling career with Team Saxo Bank. He then went on to ride for a variety of continental teams between 2012-2015.
After 11 years as a leading cyclist, in 2015 Jonny made the difficult decision to retire from professional cycling to pursue a career in coaching.
As a rider working with the world’s leading coaches, Jonny’s aim is now to share his experience and knowledge with other aspiring riders. Since the start of 2016, he has been working as a full time coach at the Lee Valley Olympic Park in London.
Jonny is now a qualified Level 2 British Cycling coach as well as an NLP Practitioner and is currently undergoing training to achieve his Level 3 British Cycling status.