Jayco is a proud supporter of Australian sport, holding a special passion for cycling and basketball.
It all began in 1992 when Jayco financed an unknown female cyclist to the Barcelona Olympics. She went on to win Australia’s first Gold medal in Barcelona, and Kathy Watt became an instant household name.
Later that year, Jayco formed Australia’s very first professional cycling team, including riders such as Olympic gold medallist Dean Woods and Scott McGrory.
As a result, Jayco has been instrumental in helping the sport grow in Australia over the past 2 decades and has supported numerous races throughout the country. Nearly all of Australia’s top riders have ridden for Jayco at some point.
Jayco and the AIS have joined forces to back Australia's next generation of cycling talent. Team Jayco AIS is registered as a UCI Continental Team in the Oceania Region and continues the tradition of excellence in Cycling Australia’s High Performance Program.
Jayco advocates for the future of women’s sports in Australia. In 2009 Jayco became a proud partner of the successful Australian Women’s Basketball Team the Opals and continues to support the four National Women’s teams.
One of the world’s oldest cycling stage races, the Jayco Herald Sun Tour is internationally ranked and recognised by the world governing body for cycling, the Union Cycliste Internationale.
Formed in 1995, The Jayco VIS team has since produced world-class cyclists such as 2007 World Number 1 Road Cyclist and 2011 Tour de France winner Cadel Evans, Tour de France Yellow Jersey Leader Baden Cooke and 2012 Australian National Road Race Champion Simon Gerrans.
An exciting new era for women’s basketball is underway with the formation of the Southside Flyers - a fresh start for the team with fresh faces, fresh plans and a completely new look for basketball and women’s sport, proudly supported by Jayco. The Southside Flyers, with support from the beachside suburbs of Melbourne and the Mornington Peninsula through to the Dandenong Ranges, Gippsland and beyond are set to soar in the WNBL for the 2019/2020 season.
For nearly 40 years, Jayco has been actively giving back to the community, both locally and nationally. We are committed to making a difference to the lives of all Australians.
What would you do if your sister were terminally ill? Samuel Johnson’s sister Connie is fighting Breast Cancer so he set out on an epic challenge – to ride around Australia on a unicycle and raise money for breast cancer research. Jayco was proud to supply Samuel with an Expanda for accommodation wherever his route takes him.
Obesity is the biggest threat to public health in Australia and the leading cause of premature death and illness. Lisa Curry and her One Life, Once Chance Aussie Roadtrip visit regional and rural Australia to talk to locals about obesity, and to work with Lisa personally on this issue. We provided Lisa with a Jayco Motorhome and Base Station to help with her trip.
Shane Crawford, legendary Brownlow medallist, raised more than $1.32 million through his Tour de Crawf ride from Melbourne to Perth to raise funds and awareness for the Breast Cancer Network Australia. The 3,600 kilometre ride was a gruelling 22-day marathon in which Shane averaged 170 kilometres a day. We gave Shane and his crew a Motorhome for transport and accommodation during the evenings.