AOL-sponsored athletes. 2018 was a big year for our group of AOL-sponsored athletes. Now that we've turned the corner into 2019, we thought we\u2019d take a look back at their achievements over the past 12 months. Matty Tidswell Matty Tidswell is a BMX rider from Adelaide who first represented Australia way back in 2013 at the World Championships. Since then he has compiled a long list of achievements, the most impressive of which was making the final at the 2017 BMX World Championships in Rock Hill, North Carolina. Matty Tidswell eventually finished seventh overall out of 132 riders - an incredible effort from the talented youngster. He improved even more in 2018 when he won the BMXSA World Championship Award in January, followed by a string of excellent results in Penrith, Perth and Frankston. He later won the BMX State Series in September and October, and was then invited to the BMXA High Performance Camp to train with the Australian coaches. January next year will cap off a huge season for the young rider, when he travels to New Zealand to compete in the UCI Oceania Race. Matty also won the title of BMXSA Rider of the Year \u2013 an accolade that was the cherry on top of his stellar season. Congratulations on a great year, Matty, and good luck in New Zealand! Matty's final training session with Tom Sinmaa before flying to New Zealand.\u00a0Credit: Amanda Tidswell. Ty Lynch Based in Adelaide, Ty Lynch travels around the country as a competitive motorcycle rider. In June, Ty had the opportunity to coach some younger riders at an official launch event for Yamaha\u2019s new Motor 65cc. \u201cIt was such an awesome experience being out there \u2013 the kids were so excited,\u201d he said. Ty competed in the fifth round of the ASBK (Australian Superbike Championships) in August, but crashed his bike during the race. \u201cI managed to be fairly unscathed \u2013 a bit stiff and sore and left with a broken hand,\u201d he said. Ty Lynch moved on from this injury to qualify third in the Supersport category at the Cafnix SA Titles in September. He also attended the Melbourne Moto Expo in November, where he was lucky enough to be part of the Baylisstic Team Challenge competing for a prize pool of $5,000. Unfortunately they didn\u2019t come away with the money, but according to Ty it was still a rewarding experience. \u201cI would like to thank everyone involved \u2013 without you all, what I do wouldn\u2019t be possible,\u201d he said. Well done on a great year, Ty! Cube Racing Cube Racing\u2019s Oli Bayliss finished 2018 on a high when he won the Supersport 300 category at the 2018 Australian Motorcycle Grand Prix in October. The win came after the 15-year old\u2019s father Troy Bayliss won the national Superbike class as well, topping off a thrilling day for the family. \u201cIt feels really good to be back on top of the podium, especially at the last event of the year,\u201d Troy said after his win. Well done to the Bayliss family and everyone at Cube Racing. Read here for more updates on AOL's sponsored athletes. Australian Outdoor Living is passionate about helping people love their life outdoors. We offer a range of products, including: \tOutdoor blinds \tArtificial grass \tRoller shutters \tConcrete\u00a0and\u00a0fibreglass\u00a0swimming pools \tCarports \tTimber decking \tPergolas, verandah and patios Have you been thinking about renovating your home? Fill out the free measure and quote form at the top of this article and a member of our dedicated sales team will be in touch.