|Full name||Matthew Rowe|
28 April 1988 |
|Height||1.90 m (6 ft 3 in)|
|Discipline||Road & Track|
|Rider type||Road & Track Endurance|
|Cardiff Ajax CC|
|2006||Glendene CC / Bike Trax|
|2014||NFTO Pro Cycling|
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 Rás Tailteann.
Matt Rowe recently (May 2015) founded Rowe & King, a cycle coaching company, alongside father Courtney, fiancee Dani King and brother Luke Rowe www.roweandking.com. Rowe & King offer coaching in the sport of cycling utilising the extensive experience gained by Luke, Dani, Courtney and Matt himself.
- 1st Under 12 Omnium, British National Track Championships
- 1st Scratch Race, European Track Championships – Junior
- 2nd Team pursuit, British National Track Championships (with Jonathan Bellis, Alex Dowsett & Russell Hampton) – Senior
- 2nd Madison, British National Track Championships (with Ben Swift) – Senior
- 2nd Madison, British National Track Championships (with Adam Blythe) – Senior
- 2nd Scratch race, British National Track Championships – Junior
- 2nd Welsh National Road Race Championships – Junior
- 1st Severn Bridge Road Race
- 1st Border Road Race
- 1st Norman Harris Memorial Race
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- Sidwells, Chris (12 November 2010). "The Cotswolds with Matt Rowe". Cycling Weekly. Retrieved 19 October 2013.
- Churchward, Sally (26 February 2013). "Hampshire Olympic cyclist Dani King talks about life after winning gold". Southern Daily Echo. Retrieved 19 October 2013.
- "Dani King accepts track decision and adjusts Rio focus to road". bbc.co.uk. 29 September 2015. Retrieved 29 September 2015.
- "British Derny Championship and Youth Omnium". WalesOnline. 8 June 2010. Retrieved 19 October 2013.
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