Former Evanston man and Olympic cyclist jailed up to four years and six months

Champion cyclist Jack Bobridge has been jailed in Western Australian over drug offences. Photo: Supplied

Champion cyclist Jack Bobridge has been jailed in Western Australian over drug offences. Photo: Supplied

Former Evanston man and Olympic cyclist Jack Ronald Bobridge has been jailed for drug supply offences.

On Friday the 29-year-old was sentenced in the WA District Court up to four years and six months imprisonment.

In May this year Bobridge was found guilty by a jury in Perth where the former professional cyclist was based.

He had pleaded not guilty to four counts of supplying MDMA.

Bobridge had told the court he began partying a lot and taking cocaine and ecstasy, after moving to Europe to pursue professional cycling.

During the peak of his career he competed in the Beijing, London and Rio De Janeiro Olympics.

Bobridge's cycling highlights also included receiving two gold medals at the 2014 Commonwealth Games.

His rise to sporting fame instigated The Barossa Council in 2012 to approach the cyclist to name the $5.45 million recreational path in his honour.

Bobridge was not present at the official opening of the path in mid 2014.

In May, Barossa Council Mayor Bim Lange first told Barossa Herald, "Should Mr Bobridge be found guilty and sentenced with no appeal, council may wish to consider (a name change) in due course". Following Bobridge's sentencing on Friday, Mayor Lange said the council had no choice but to rename the 27-kilometre recreational and tourist path linking Tanunda to Gawler.

"Unfortunately under these circumstances, council is very much about promoting healthy and wellbeing lifestyles, this now promotes an association with drugs," Mr Lange explained.

A report has now been prepared by the council which will be considered by elected members at their ordinary meeting on Tuesday, July 16.

Bobridge will be eligible for parole after serving two years and six months behind bars.