We first came across Matt Rotherham back in 2008 at the Salford Nocturne, when despite being only 13 he came 4th in the “Rollapaluza challenge Chris Hoy” competition setting an amazing 21.03 seconds (85.6kmh) only 2 seconds behind one of the world’s greatest sprinters (who beat Chris on the day) Craig Maclean. Since then Matt has been a regular winner of Rollapaluza events at the Revolution series and in our very own Rollapaluza National Series.
Matt’s development in track cycling has been phenomenal and he proved the potential we witnessed back in 2008 when he became the first ever to cyclist to simultaneously hold the junior and senior National 1 kilometre championship by winning the adult event yesterday with a time of 1:03.67, just short of the National junior record. Read about his achievement on Cyclingnews and British Cycling.
Congratulations Matt, we’ll keep cheering for you right up to the Olympics!
Below Images: Matt in Rollapaluza action
Here’s a few more pictures of Matt taking part in “old-school” roller racing and grass track racing at the 2010 Mildenhall rally.
Matt’s winning kilo ride: