A powerful sprinter and opportunist, Matt showcased his ProSeries talents during the 2021 Tour of Britain, where he finished in three top eights including third on a demanding stage in Scotland. His punchy, opportunistic sprinting style first caught the attention of the sport when he won a stage of the Tour de l’Avenir, a race well known as the under-23 Tour de France. In 2022, Matt finished second on stage 2 of the Tour of Antalya as well as taking a victory at the Olympia’s Tour. Before showing talent as a precocious lead-out rider and later winning the combativity prize on stage one of the Tour of Britain.
The man from Cheshire got his racing education through the British Olympic track cycling program as a junior and then the under-23 academy, meaning Matt has experience beyond his years and the motivation to match. Matt is known in the UK as one of the country’s best criterium racers of the past decade and he won the national championships in the discipline in 2018. He has also won multiple rounds of the country’s biggest crit series, the Tour Series. This track and criterium knowledge makes him a vital asset in the final hour of a flat race. Off the bike, Matt can be found kick-flipping it back with his first passion, skateboarding.
1st | Stage Tour of Qinghai Lake (‘19)
3rd | stage Tour of Britain (‘21)
6th | GC Tour of China I (‘19)
2nd | stage Tour of Antalya (‘22)
1st | Stage Tour de l’Avenir (‘18)
1st | Stage Tour de Normandie (‘18)
1st | Stage Olympia’s Tour (‘22)
1st | Stage Tour du Loir et Cher E Provost (‘18)
1st | Stage New Zealand Cycle Classic (‘18)
7th | stage Tour of Britain (‘21)
What is a health cause you care about?
Mental health is incredibly important to me and I often feel it’s rarely taken as seriously as it should be.
What can’t you live without?
Coffee without a doubt.
Where is your hometown/nostalgic ride?
Peak District (UK) any day of the week.
What is a healthy snack you can’t go without?
Peanut butter and chopped up apple.
Sport to watch?
Skateboarding, I grew up skateboarding.