Jo had a transatlantic upbringing moving between Canada, the US and the UK. She studied Geology and Database Programming but after many years of working in these fields decided that office life really wasn't for her and moved to France to work in a vineyard. She now lives near Toulouse in the glorious, sunny south-west and when not cycling enjoys trips to the nearby Pyrénées hiking, climbing and back-country skiing. By the happy coincidence of being the only female and the youngest member by about 20 years, she is also the unofficial mascot of her local cycling club.
Always keen to discover new regions Jo has travelled widely in Europe, Asia, Australia and North and South America. An avid cyclist she has completed the route of the Tour de France 4 times - on a touring bike with luggage to add to the challenge. Recent cycling trips have been to the Philippines, Andalucia and Patagonia. Upcoming destinations include Armenia, Georgia and the Pamir Highway.