Matt started cycling at the age of 12 with CTC which gave him a love of bike riding.
From there he went to Coalville Wheelers where he won National Junior 10 and Junior British Best All-Rounder. This led to a contract with North Wirral Velo which was one of the best teams at the time.
After a number of wins, he received an offer from the World Class Performance Programme to ride for the GB National Squad.
After developing over-training syndrome, Matt had to pull out of the programme and had a five month hiatus.
After this break, he returned to training and received an offer from a team in France called Nantes 44. During this time he had a number of victories, including taking the leader’s yellow jersey from Mark Cavendish.
In May 2008, his first child Isla was born. With a full time job and wanting to be a hands on job, Matt decided to focus on time trialling as it was less time-consuming.
Since then there aren’t many time trials he’s not won in the UK. Highlights include achieving the fastest time ever ridden in the UK 1:34:43 for 50 miles; 45:43 for 25 miles and the second fastest ever 10-mile time 17:40.
He has over 60 national medals, 500 race wins and has represented the GB cycling team on over 30 occasions.
In 2015 after much success in the time trial arena, Matt made the decision to transition to triathlon.
In 2016, Matt launched a new performance cycling team – Team Bottrill.