Jimmy Ashby has been doing cycle touring since the age of 14 and after four years of self supported long distance tours, Jimmy is preparing his biggest ever challenge, a round the globe ride. In completing the ride, Jimmy will become the youngest person in the world to hold this epic achievement.
Jimmy Ashby’s Story.
Jimmy’s parents are bike riders and when they were riding in Bike SA’s Grand Slam rides, Jimmy decided he wanted to join in. Digging out his mum’s classic cherry red tourer and slamming the seat down the minimum, Jimmy took on his first ride and kicked off a long love for cycling touring. Through the Grand Slam rides he was able to build up kilometers in a safe environment, often with support from riders around him. Eventually he rode his first tour, 500 km around Kangaroo island with his dad. By the time he’d done this, he was too quick for his old man! Three years of solo cycling touring ensued as Jimmy rode Tasmania, New Zealand and several multi state Australian mainland rides.