Matti Hemmings Profile

I’m a professional BMX flatland rider and organiser of the UK Flatland BMX Championships.

What is BMX flatland It is the ultimate in bike control and by far the hardest discipline to master in BMX. It is similar to breakdancing, with the rider twisting and contorting the bike around their body whilst balancing, spinning or rolling.

Recently I was lucky enough to be involved in the Olympic torch relay tour, I was a part of the Lloyds TSB and Bank of Scotland flame followers team performing on the main stage and in the convoy, which travels across every region in the UK and included island visits, and saw the Olympic torch travel 8,000 miles (12,800 km).

I will be bringing all things BMX to Cycling Shorts, so watch this space!