Name: Jasmine Lamont @triathlon.jasmine
Jan 21/22nd goal: Everesting Roam Challenge
Occupation: Police Officer (NSWPF) (Domestic Violence Officer)
My why: I am riding because I love a challenge, I love raising money for charity’s that are close to my heart and I love to inspire others, especially my beautiful little girl.❤️🔥
Longest ride: 210km of hills with Jenn (my cycling partner in crime)
Favourite cycling memory:
*Doing a western Sydney half Ironman 6 months after having my beautiful daughter.
*coming 2nd in my AG at Huskisson, with the women’s top bike split and having my little girl wear my medal around.
*winning the women’s D grade Bathurst 3 day tour, whilst being a single mum, working full time and unbeknown being very sick with glandular fever and chronic fatigue.
*watching my daughter ride her bike at 2.5 years of age
Favourite race: huskisson tri or HEZ
Favourite fuel: peanut butter cliff bars
Favourite snack: croissants, pretzels & salt chips
Coffee order: oat cap + 1 stevia
Favourite workout song: black skin head / Kayne west or a bit of AC/DC
Favourite climb: Galston gorge or bobbin head.
Bikes owned: 4, my first ever roadie (roubaix), my Amira roadie, liv TT, liv MTB.
Tips for endurance: take it slow, and make it enjoyable with a friend and take loads of snacks
Tips for cycling mum / women: don’t ever let your emotions stop you. It doesn’t matter if you think you’re too fat, too unfit, not good enough or you don’t look like a “cyclist”. All that matters is you keep doing what makes you happy and f$#! what others may think.
Get up, show up and don’t ever stop trying!
How do I juggle work, family & cycling:
With a lot of difficulty ! Being a single mum, with no family and working is hard, but it’s not impossible. My biggest help to get me started and through was finding gyms that have crèches. My indoor trainer and working with the time I had (ie; late nights / nap times and early morning rides)
* most importantly, find amazing, motivated and encouraging friends who will inspire you to push to want more.
How to get involved in cycling if I’m new to the sport:
I got into cycling by finding a beautiful group of women who did triathlons (the amazing - Jo Smith). I look via fb and searched and searched. I started off with the basics and it’s just flowed from there. I’ve joined more groups, made new friends and enjoyed every step of the way, I’ve been well out of my depths, dropped regularly, injured but it’s taught me to fight harder to better myself.
What would you say to a women contemplating joining but has self doubt:
Everything is possible if you have enough determination. The worst that can happen is you fail.
But the more you fail, the stronger you will become.
I always think, better a woops than a what if.
MEET THE TEAM
TEAM riders & support crew Alpine Everesting 2021/2022
Dr Elly Warren