Jody was born with a deformed right foot which was amputated at the age of 3. He was then fitted with a prosthetic leg, and hasn't looked back since.
Following a successful swimming career which saw him win 23 international medals (14 gold, 4 silver and 5 bronze) over 10 years, Jody’s career path took a change in 2005 after a ride on the boards of the Newport Velodrome. His potential was spotted by one of the coaches there during an open day.
After another ride on the track in Manchester, he entered the 2005 national championships and in his first ride, broke the British record for the flying 200. Still swimming on the GB team, Jody got in contact with the Newport Velo squad who trained at the velodrome. His times caught the attention of the GB coaches, and he was invited to a time trial for a place on the 2006 Paralympic world cup team. Success there brought him a place in the team sprint alongside Darren Kenny and Mark Bristow, and they went on to set a new world record. After that race, Jody hung up his trunks and goggles for the last time and made the transition to the British Cycling team. Since then he has gone onto become the fastest solo Paralympian on a bike and won multiple medals on the world stage and became one of only a handful of athletes that have become Paralympic champion in two different sports.
In 2011, Jody set up the cycling team “Para-T” which is made up entirely of elite ParaCycling athletes to help promote disability sport.