It didn’t take long for 36-year-old Matt Formston to make a name for himself in Australian Para-cycling, and since making his debut for Australia in 2011, he has won ten national titles and is a world champion, world record holder and world cup gold medallist across three disciplines.
Born with macular dystrophy, a genetic eye disorder that causes vision loss, Matt has been legally blind since the age of five. Despite now having no central vision and less than five per cent of his peripheral vision, it has never stopped him from participating in sport.
Matt learned to ride a bike when he was four and also grew up playing able-bodied ice hockey and rugby union at a representative level.
Although he had always enjoyed cycling, he fell in love with the sport when he rode from Sydney to Melbourne for the Macular Degeneration Foundation in 2009.
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