Para cyclist Stuart Jones is a member of the Australian Cycling Team and will make his Paralympic debut at the Tokyo 2020 Games.
Hailing from Newcastle, Stuart was an avid able-bodied cyclist. In 2014 he was involved in a car accident while riding to work, suffering a fractured skull, two fractured vertebrae in his spine and torn tendons in his hand. His para cycling journey began while in rehab on a recumbent trike and then a two wheel bike.
In his second year of para cycling, Stuart was invited to join the Australian Para Cycling Team. The NSWIS Scholarship holder claimed three consecutive national titles from 2017 to 2019 in the T1 Time Trial. In 2018 represented Australia at his first major international competition; the UCI Para-cycling World Championships where he placed 5th in the T2 time Trial.
Returning to the World Championship the following year, Stuart claimed silver in the T2 Time Trial.
Competing the 2021 Federation University Road National Championships in Buninyong, Stuart won gold in both the MT2 Time Trial and the Road Race.
Stuart, who was a member of the Australian Army, will compete in the Men’s T1-2 time trial and T1-2 Road Race at the Tokyo 2020 Olympics.