Matt Formston (stoker, legally blind cyclist who rides on the back of a tandem) and Mick Curran (pilot, front rider) aka OzTandem, are the world class Australian representative tandem cycle pairing. They are the 2013 Matane WORLD CUP GOLD medalist and are current Australian National Champions across a staggering 3 disciplines; the Tandem Road Race, Tandem Road Time Trial and the Tandem Pursuit on the track.
Mick is the tandem pilot and functions as the eyes for the team, calling out obstacles and keeping them on the right track. Although he started cycling competitively later in life, Mick holds an impressive single bike record of his own that includes competing in the Australian National Road Series, winning the NSW Roadman of the year in 2012, spending a season living in Europe racing as part of a Dutch Cycling Team and numerous NSW State Titles along the way.
Matt is one of the worlds leading stokers and compliments the OzTandem duo with powerhouse engine that fires all day to deliver consistent power to the bike. Matt's work ethic on and off the bike, both trainin and racing, is amazing. Matt does not train by halves.
Matt is an important part of what makes this team so unique: he was diagnosed with macular dystrophy as a child and now retains only 5% of his vision, making him legally blind. He has 0% central vision and blurred peripheral sight, of only 5%.
Together they make a formidable duo who display communication, team work and ability to overcome obstacles and adversity to compete on the world stage.
As a professional cycling team they have attracted some of the biggest names in sport including Shimano, Garmin and KASK. They have been able to secure these sponsorships through a keen understanding of these business’s strategy and how they can fit into helping these businesses achieve their goals.