Matthew Tidswell is a talented young BMX rider from South Australia who started his competition career at just six years old. Now 17, through passion and hard-work, Matty has improved on his skill and speed. This has resulted in him taking home three ‘A’ Plates and making the semi-finals in all national events.
At the 2017 Nationals in Brisbane, Matty was one of only three in his age group to break the 40 second barrier. This outstanding achievement has prompted him to take the next step in his mission to compete at the 2020 Olympics.
Hearing of this young lad’s commitment and dedication to this hefty goal was enough for Australian Outdoor Living to get on board and see what we could do.
Through our contribution, Matty was able to attend the 2017 World Championships in Rock Hill, North Carolina in the US, where he finished seventh out of 132 riders. He also travelled to New Zealand to compete in the Oceania Championships in January of 2019. He finished third in that competition, cementing him as the number one rider in Australia in the Junior Elite category.
Australian Outdoor Living looks forward to watching Matty in his upcoming races, including those in New Zealand and the US, and we hope to be cheering him on at the Olympics in three years’ time.