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Weʼre raising £5,000 to Help Jay Williamson, a semi-professional downhill mountain bike racer, to reach his full potential during the 2018 season.

Cornwall, United Kingdom

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Jay is an Elite Downhill World Cup Racer from cornwall.

"I'm currently working hard, training 6 days a week, to become the best rider I can be, putting everything I have into racing. I have competed at the highest level in downhill mountain bike riding, representing Great Britain at the UCI World Cup series and racing in the British National Series, regularly racing against the best riders in the world. With Great britian having the strongest line up of downhill racers in the world, I find myself just outside the performances I need to secure a full time riding deal. I need funding to help me with two aspects of my life that could make the difference that allows me to turn fully professional.

"Finishing 7th in the British Downhill Series overall, including an Elite podium finish, and qualifying in the top 80 at many UCI World Cup events over the past few years, the more I improve, the more I see ways to move forward with my racing. With great sponsorship support, and by working hard coaching other riders and working part-time, I have earned my race bike and equipment. However, in trying to race the full World Cup Series, the highest level of downhill competition, I've found that covering my travelling costs has been really difficult.

"In each of the last 4 years, I have competed at only 5 out of the 7 World Cup rounds, as my lack of funds prevents me completing the full UCI World Cup Series. Missing 2 World Cup events each season, means I miss out on valuable points in the overall standings, points that could make the difference between riding as I am now, and finally getting a full-time professional team place.

"This year I am receiving help from a professional personal trainer, who is involved in downhill mountain biking. I believe this shows my extra commitment, the lengths I'm going to, to try to reach my full potential. However, if I could raise enough money to allow me to work a little less, I could focus more of my time on improving my race performance, riding skills, and fitness. I am in the best position, the best shape I ever have been, all I need now is the funds to make 2018 my breakthrough year!"

Thank you for taking the time to read my page. For more information and regular updates, please feel free to follow my progress on my Athlete Page and on social media. I'd also be very grateful if you could share this page on your social media.

All the best, Jay.

Athlete page: https://www.facebook.com/cornishfasty/

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/jaywilliamson93/

Twitter: https://twitter.com/Jaywilliamson_

Thanks very much for your time!

Jay williamson!

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  • Jay Williamson4 months ago
    Jay Williamson

    Jay Williamson

    4 months ago

    Another visit to the Elite Podium at the British National round 5 Bala! 5th place finish with just under 1 second for 2nd place with some close racing! Massive thanks goes out to all that have supported this page and keeping up to date with my progress! You only get one chance at the lifestyle I am working towards and your support is massively appreciated!! Just arrived at World Cup 6 In La Breese France ready for a good week ahead with racing this Saturday!

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  • Jay Williamson4 months ago
    Jay Williamson

    Jay Williamson

    4 months ago

    Thanks for all the support everyone means a lot and i plan to use this money well for my own goals with racing and help fellow and young up and coming riders along the way! Latest stand out acheveiment was finishing 3rd at round 4 of the British downhill series gaining my second Elite podium. A few more races to go before the seasons out and im sure there is more good results to come! Thanks Jay!

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Page last updated on: 8/21/2018 6:52 PM

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33

  • Janice Fawcett

    Janice Fawcett

    Aug 21, 2018

    wishing you all the best of luck

    £20.00

  • Rich

    Rich

    Aug 11, 2018

    Good Luck Jay!

  • Jody Sergison

    Jody Sergison

    Jun 15, 2018

    £20.00

  • Jane Davis

    Jane Davis

    Jun 12, 2018

    Glad to help, sorry it's not much! But I'm sure you'll soon reach your target cos you're a likeable chap and people know you work hard at what you do and have the talent to be up there with the best!

    £10.00

  • Patrick Wood

    Patrick Wood

    Jun 12, 2018

    £20.00

  • Anonymous

    Anonymous

    Jun 11, 2018

    £20.00

  • Mark Freeman

    Mark Freeman

    Jun 9, 2018

    Ride with thunder fella..

    £30.00

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Jay Williamson

Jay Williamson

Cornwall, United Kingdom

Jay Williamson, Elite Downhill World Cup Racer, aged 24 and from Cornwall. Working my way though the ranks with the dream of becoming a full time professional, whilst helping others to progress their riding skills.

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