Paul Jones is an occasional racing cyclist who struggles to balance the demands of writing about cycling with doing some actual cycling. He appeared in the same race as Sir Bradley Wiggins, Geraint Thomas and David Millar in the 2014 National Time Trial Championships, once scraped a 49-minute '25' and has won a couple of hill climbs and time
trials in the South West of England.
His books include A Corinthian Endeavour, which explores the niche and deranged world of the hill climb and is seen as the definitive (and only) work on the subject; and I Like Alf: 14 Lessons from the Life of Alf Engers, a biography of mythical folk hero Alf Engers. Beyond that, he has an obsession with time, social change and people and tries to explore this in his writing.