Matt Ellis
XC Race Team
31
Commencal Carbon Meta 5

I started riding as a little kid, first bike was a bit of a clown bike, red seat, blue frame, yellow mud guards and white tyres! Next I had a blue and white BMX with classic 3 spoke plastic wheels that did pretty much everything in the local neighbourhood. Moved onto mountain bikes then at uni I got involved with the Southampton Uni Mountain Bike Club, didn’t take long before I’d upgraded the bike and got involved with local racing. Few years at uni with the customary stint working in the local bike shop, then I got a summer job guiding in the alps, some awesome trails and likeminded riders. Recommend taking a day trip to Pila-Aosta to sample the world cup course and 11km final decent to the car park!

Recently I’ve been racing at Mountain Mayhem, Gorrick series and Southern XC series. 2011 sees my first attempt at the Mega Avalanche and the new UK Gravity Enduro series, been soaking up as much advice as possible, hopefully some of it will pay off!

 

2011 Race Plan:

  • Gorrick Spring Series
  • Southern XC Series
  • Mountain Mayhem
  • Mega Avalanche
  • UK Gravity Enduro Series