Video: Life in Lockdown with Privateer Matt Stuttard - Live To Ride Ep.2

Jun 12, 2020
by Nico Turner  

Live To Ride's new series is back with its second episode, this time with Enduro Privateer Matt Stuttard. The series takes a look at how professional mountain bikers are dealing with a year put on hold and Matt’s been keeping himself busy working in his local bike shop, riding his pit bike and plenty of mountain biking in what has been the hottest spring on record here in the UK.

Matt and LTR’s filmer Nico first met when they collided quite literally at the 2017 Enduro World Series race in Madeira.
bigquotesPretty abrupt meet and greet wasn’t it? I landed awkwardly on my hip and unfortunately dislocated and fractured my pelvis in multiple places. Matt Stuttard

Matt s crash

Despite doctors suggesting Matt would struggle to walk again let alone ride a bike, he’s managed to overcome the injury and has not only ridden his bike but has had some of his best results in recent years.

Live To Ride - Ep2

This season had Matt set to carry on working his way up the rankings with a new signing to Privateer Bikes/Hunt Wheels and it’s safe to say he’s settled in to riding the bike well.

Live To Ride - Ep2
Live To Ride - Ep2

Matt has been passing the time working in his local bike shop, they helped him out in his early years so he’s repaying the favour, a big uptake in sales of bikes since the lockdown keeps him busy.

Live To Ride - Ep2

For training Matt’s home trails are short, they vary between flat out moorland descents and steep technical trails in the woods.

bigquotesLongest at a push would be 2 minutes I’d say, that’s very very longest if you wanted to put some sprints in. It’s not ideal for training for 20-minute stages at the EWS. Matt Stuttard

Live To Ride - Ep2

Looking ahead to the proposed restart of the Enduro World Series season at the end of August Matt made an interesting point about the compact nature of the events, with several back to back rounds he said:

bigquotesObviously you’ve got to push on to be as fast as you can to get the results, but if you just have one little crash that could put you out for the next race. It’s going to be a very fine line between risk and reward. Matt Stuttard

Whilst Matt acknowledges there is more important things than racing at the moment he can't wait for it to all blow over and to get back racing.

These episodes are set to continue on a weekly basis, next week we've got EWS racer Bex Baroana and in the coming weeks, we're planning to shoot with Matt Walker, Danny Hart and Tom Isted.

Rider: @MattStuttard46
Film & Photography: @nicoturnervideos / livetoridemtb

Thanks to Hunt Wheels.


39 Comments

  • 36 0
 Dislocates his hip and breaks pelvis in multiple places: Back riding.

Splinter in my finger from project this morning: Still on sofa.
  • 9 1
 Dude, those pro's are in other level really.
I'm with you on the sofa. And I didn't even got a splinter...=/
  • 4 0
 Sofa? You mean chesterfield?
  • 8 0
 @rrolly: I've tried all 3, still hurts.
  • 9 0
 It may not be ideal EWS training, but I think this video shows that there are worse places to live than the North West UK if you ride bikes.
  • 2 0
 Aberdeenshire?
  • 1 0
 @mtb-scotland: That's north east isn't it?
  • 2 0
 @jaame: yes ha ha ha ha - such a failure Frown
  • 1 0
 @mtb-scotland: Lol. I remember thinking "don't write UK when you comment, that's Scotland! " But then got distracted and still did it! No offence meant to my friends north of the wall.
  • 4 0
 Just discover him on the feed of my instagram ! Just the love the riding ! Smooth line and speed ! A big pleasure to watch !
  • 4 0
 Where do these legends learn how to throw the back wheel out like that? Looks sick and seeems to add a whole nother level of maneuverability
  • 1 0
 It’s all in the hips! ????
  • 2 1
 It kinda wants to do it on its own when you're going fast enough.
  • 5 0
 This was very enjoyable little vid. Good luck this season Matt!
  • 5 2
 This bike just keeps looking better and better. STA° is starting to grow on me.
  • 6 0
 It works great as long as the bike is pointed uphill. If you spend ten minutes riding on flat terrain you’ll feel that extra weight in your hands.
  • 9 0
 When riding flat stuff -I lower the saddle less then a cm and skootch back a little-- no hand discomfort because now your weight is off your hands and more on your rear. You can still go pretty fast this way and you be using more of your hamstring/butt muscles
When I get to steep stuff I pop up the saddle.
  • 1 0
 That bike just looks too good!
  • 3 0
 Cool to see pros riding bikes that I know I'll be able to afford. Like in terms of the frame.
  • 2 0
 Good luck Matt, deserves to do well and i'm sure he will. Another sick Edit from Nico, Thanks
  • 1 0
 one of the most talented and underrated racers in the EWS...you deserve to podium V. soon, I know how hard you work...Good luck fella
  • 1 0
 Great riding! Home, steep and techy trails are my very favourite, I cant ride them, but I love them!
  • 2 0
 Flippin Awesome..! Finale Le Burnley... love it..
  • 3 0
 Such a good watch!
  • 2 0
 Thanks dude, make sure to sub we've got one a week for the foreseeable future Smile
  • 1 0
 @Nico-T: Mister Turner, you think that a fellow Derbyshire digger wouldn’t sub to your channel? You fool!
  • 2 0
 Best of luck Matt in 2021 from a fellow Burnley lad , great riding
  • 1 0
 Really great vid. Side note - I knew I should have gone with the oil slick spokes with my Hunt wheels order :'(
  • 1 0
 Oh hell yay , killer riding and a badass bike. All the best with the season!!
  • 2 0
 “Did I Stuttard?”
  • 2 0
 Such a sick whip.
  • 1 0
 Great riding! All the best!
  • 1 0
 Awesome series, keep it coming.
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