• Matt Muir

Matt Muir

What is your nickname? 
Mad Dog

Where do you work and what is your role? 
Yamba Shores Tavern, owner

How long have you been cycling? 
10 years

What inspired you to sign up for a Smiling for Smiddy event and/or what keeps you coming back? 
I was asked by the ex-Managing Director of Bottlemart to join him on the Adelaide to Uluru Smiddy Challenge in 2016, unfortunately he couldn’t make it, but I went and fell in love with the Smiddy family. From that first ride I was hooked and made some great friends along the way. It’s those friendships that keep me coming back and the great work the Mater Foundation do for cancer research. 

What does it mean to you to raise money for cancer research? 
I know so many people who have been affected by cancer, all have their and their family’s lives torn apart. So, I just want to help by giving back and if I can make a difference and ease the pain then I’ve achieved my goal. 

How do you plan to fundraise? 
I hold a major fundraising dinner with a special guest speaker at my venue each year. In the past, I’ve had Robbie McEwen, V8 Supercar Driver Tim Slade, and this year I have tennis great Ken Rosewall attending.

What’s your favourite post-ride beverage? 
Corona (no lime as it slows the flow), and plenty of them!

Do you have any rituals or superstitions before you go for a ride? 
I have a sock problem; I always put my left sock on first. Some of my socks are actually marked left & right which helps and when they are washed they must be paired up on the clothes line.


The Mater Foundation is registered as a charity with the Australian Charities and Not-for-profits Commission ABN 96723184640.