Matt or MJ

Matt Jones

It’s all about making your tricks look sick

Matt Jones performs during the MTB competition at the Farm Jam in Winton, New Zealand on February 06, 2016
© Graeme Murray/Red Bull Content Pool

Hi, my name is Matt Jones. My discipline is mountain bike slopestyle. My friends call me Matt or MJ. I was born on 13 August 1994 in Milton Keynes, UK. My special talent is building jumps. My philosophy of life is grab it by the horns!. My favourite food is a full English breakfast. My favourite music is rock.

Bio

Young gun Matt Jones emerged onto the British dirt jump while still at school, before breaking into the international bike scene in 2013 at the age of 18. He's focussed, competitive and has built a strong winning mentality from a young age.

Jones's competitive nature has come from growing up riding bikes alongside his twin brother. As anyone with a sibling will know, everything is a competition when growing up, and the Jones brothers pushed each other every day to see who could be better than the other.

MJ is far more than just your average 20-something. By 2014 – a standout year for the shredder from MK – he had won Farm Jam in New Zealand (also taking home the best trick award), achieved top 10 finishes at Vienna Air King and the Bearclaw Invitational, and placed third in the X-Games Red Bull Phenom.

Now slated as one of the best up-and-coming slopestyle riders in Europe, MJ is hoping to bring some more airtime and British steez to the international dirt jumping scene.

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Matt and his bike in the historic Olympic Stadium

Bike Check: Matt Jones

MTB We clean off the dirt to take a look at Matt’s weaponry for the FMB season.

Career Highlights

  1. 2016
    1. 1st Place: Zurich Jump Park Contest

      Zurich, Switzerland

  2. 2016
    1. 1st Place: Bike Days – MTB Dirtjump

      Solothurn, Switzerland

  3. 2015
    1. 1st Place: Sam Pilgrim Big Air Invitational

      Birmingham, UK

    2. 3rd Place: DMR Dirt Wars FMB Bronze MTB Series #3

      At the NASS festival

      Shepton Mallet, UK

    3. 2nd Place: FMB World Tour - Bike Days (Freeride)

      Solothurn, Switzerland

    4. 2nd Place: White Style

      Leogang, Austria

  4. 2014
    1. 1st Place: Farm Jam

      Southland, New Zealand

    2. Award: Best Trick at Farm Jam

      Southland, New Zealand