Jayco’s foray into cycling began in 1992 when an unknown female cyclist was having difficulties in financing her trip to Barcelona to compete in the Olympics, with the help from Jayco, this cyclist went on to win Australia’s first Gold medal at the 1992 Olympics, her name was Kathy Watt who then went on to become a household name.
Cycling around this time in Australia didn’t have the support that it does today and Jayco was instrumental in helping the sport grow in Australia over the past 18 years.
In the later part of 1992, Jayco formed the very first professional Australian cycling team, this consisted of such riders as Olympic gold medalist Dean Woods and Scott McGrory.
The Jayco Cycling team at one stage was ranked the 54th in the world, great result for a young team based in Australia.
The Jayco cycling team competed for around three years when it decided to merge with the Victorian Institute of Sport forming the Jayco VIS team which still exists today.
Jayco has supported a number of races throughout the country such as the Tour Of Queensland, Tour of Tasmania, Jayco Bay Classic, Jayco Herald Sun Tour and the Tour Of Gippsland.
Nearly all of the top riders in Australia have ridden for Jayco at some point in their careers.