Matt Wherry - Athlete Ambassador
Have you always been into sport?
Yes I have always been into sport, I played football as a child before I got into Go-Karting but I started road cycling about 15 years ago.
How did you first get into triathlon?
I haven't completed a triathlon as I have a bad knee but I love my cycling and I have completed lots of events.
If you are interested in getting into cycling, Sundried's kit is suitable for beginners as well as seasoned athletes. We have both men's and women's options available.
What is your proudest achievement?
My biggest achievement to date is London Revolution event in 2018. 185 miles in two days. My aim is complete Lands End to John O'Groats maybe next year and I'd also like to plan Coast to Coast from East to West - Ness Point, Lowerstoft to St Davids, Wales.
Have you ever had any racing disasters?
I was completing a virtual running challenge and over trained damaging the cartilage in my right knee. Since then I've stuck to the bike.
How do you overcome setbacks?
I am a mental health ambassador and I battle with my own mental health daily. Cycling is a massive help for me.and really helps me focus and practice mindfulness. I raise mental health awareness not only because of my personal battle but as like so many my family has suffered loss due to suicide. I feel very passionately that exercise and for me specifically cycling, helps my mental health and I aim to keep spreading awareness with my video content and upcoming events.
What advice do you wish you'd been given when you first started out?
Just keep pedalling. No matter how hard it is remember to keep spinning those pedals. That goes for cycling and in life.
What are your goals?
I want to help people. if my work can help someone in need then I am happy. I have plans to complete end to end challenges in the UK which I'm hoping will raise awareness about mental health.
Who inspires you?
To be honest my kids are my biggest inspiration and the main reason I have been able to stay strong enough in darker times.
Why work with Sundried?
I love Sundried's values and their efforts to be a sustainable company. I love their focus on wellbeing which many company's should look at for inspiration. I started using the cycling kit and haven't looked back. I'm looking forward to a long and successful relationship with Sundried.
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