Matt Stanbury

Screen Shot 2016-04-24 at 19.52.04Tell us about yourself?

I’m a 29 year old designer from Devon. I worked in London for 7 years and now live closer to home ,after all southwest is best! I got into cycling 8 years ago starting off with a mongoose single speed bike! I have a soft spot for cake and coffee… did i mention cake already???

How did GloriousCC begin? 

Glorious began, because I really wanted to create a little collective with my mates and most importantly with my father too! We are all about the Sunday ride and big and small adventures!

My aim was to create a sharp looking kit, after all I’m a designer by day. I also wanted to create a group of riders who don’t have the pressure of racing but can give it ago if they want! Having being in a club where I tried racing I soon realised I didn’t like the pressure, even though I won quite a few times!

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What does being a part of GloriousCC mean to you?

Being a part of GCC to me is all about riding lots, enjoying your bike and sharing good times with friends! GCC also love a good cake and coffee stop 😛 I feel like every time I put on the GCC kit I get a sense of pride and it’s just great to share it with my friends!

Image-4We see Glorious working with a lot of Brands, is there anyone in particular you would like to work with?

Yeah it’s been great working with some big name brands and some more niche ones! I know people must feel like… how come he gets all that stuff… But, all I’ve done is ride my bike! I look at it as hard work paying off after all doing 15,000 miles a year can get pretty tiring. If I could work with any other brands right now… it would have to be Giro,  love their shoes and I love their helmets too!

Does Glorious have anything up its sleeve for the future?

Good question! Right now, I am just going with the flow, I often get people asking if the kit is for sale, so it’s possible that a new kit will be available in the future! I have got some tees and caps coming very soon… so watch this space!

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What has been your favourite place to ride and where would you most like to ride?

So far it has to be the Pyrenees! I did the Devil’s Pitchfork last year which is a timed ride covering 115 miles and 5 mountains! I was trying to go hard but you cannot resist looking at the awesome scenery! I love climbing too!!!

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Have you set yourself any goals on the bike this year?

This year, I am doing quite a few ultra distance rides such as a 300 mile loop of Devon and Rapha M2L for the 3rd time! We have a great event that almost every member will be doing which is Rise Above. Strava wise i’m having some time off doing those challenges but I will certainly do 10,000 miles this year. Taking it easy haha

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All photos were supplied by GloriousCC.

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