| Matthew Rowe|
| 1.90 m (6 ft 3 in)|
Road & Track
Road & Track Endurance
| 28 April 1988 (age 27)
Cardiff, Wales (1988-04-28) |
Matthew Rowe (born 28 April 1988) is a Welsh racing cyclist.
Matthew Rowe Wikipedia
Born in Cardiff, Rowe began racing at a young age, initially riding with his parents on a tandem. He began to enjoy cycling and became a member of the Maindy Flyers, based at Maindy Stadium. As a junior he was a member of British Cycling's Olympic Development Programme, Rowe became the 2005 junior scratch race European champion, and finished eighth in the same event at the junior world championships. Rowe received funding for three to four months from the Dave Rayner fund in 2007. Rowe suffered from Glandular Fever in 2007, and hoping to make his mark on the Premier Calendar, riding for Rapha Condor recycling.co.uk for the 2008 season.
Rowe studied at university for a business degree until 2009, with the hope of cycling full-time with the aim of a Commonwealth Games gold medal in 2010. However his hopes were scuppered by injuries sustained by a crash in the Ras Tailteann.
His brother Luke is also a racing cyclist, and his father Courtney coaches the Paralympian Simon Richardson.
Rowe is in a relationship with Olympic, World and European team pursuit gold medallist Dani King. The couple became engaged in 2015.