Introducing Matt Cain - Team Flare

February 10, 2017

Matt Cain is another one who caught our eye when we put a call out for new Team members. He's into everything!

Age: 34

Base:  Northumberland, UK

Disciplines:  The works – everything from Family rides to bikepacking

Work:  MTB product manager at Skedaddle

Matt Cain 

About me:

After giving up the rat race in 2006 I’ve been following a life motivated by biking.  I spent 3 years guiding MTB tours full time in South America, worked as a cycle mechanic and organised cycling holidays across New Zealand.

I now work as the Mountain Biking product manager for the UK’s largest independent cycling holidays’ operator. I live and play in Northumberland, and love exploring it’s wild places with my wife and our 2 year old daughter. 

My plans for the 2017 season are simple: to have as diverse a range of adventures by bike as I can. Family rides, marathon events, endure racing, bikepacking escapades and plenty of guided tours are all in the works. 

I found out about Team Flare and the Flare Ambassador programme during a shopping expedition on the Flare website.  I simply love the combination of stylish kit, local manufacturing and the ethos that fun should always be your first priority. 

Follow Matt’s exploits on Instagram and Twitter @mattcainnz 


Size Guide

Women's Tops

UK USA Bust Hip Length
X-Small 8 4 92cm 98cm 56.5cm
Small 10 6 96cm 102cm 57.5cm
Medium 12 8 100cm 106cm 58.5cm
Large 14 10 104cm 110cm 59.5cm
X-Large 16 12 108cm 114cm 60.5cm

Women's Shorts

UK USA "Waist"  Hip Length
X-Small 8 4 72cm/28" 92cm/36" 53cm/21"
Small 10 6 76cm/30" 98cm/38.5" 57cm/22.5"
Medium 12 8 80cm/31.5" 104cm/41" 59cm/23"
Large 14 10 84cm/33" 112cm/44" 61cm/24"
X-Large 16 12 88cm/34.5" 118cm/46.5 63cm/25" 

Men's Tops

Chest Length 
Small 93cm 61.5cm
Medium 97cm 62.5cm
Large 101cm 63.5cm
X-Large 105cm 64.5cm
XX-Large 109cm 65.5cm

Men's Shorts

 Waist Length
30" 74cm/29" 60cm/23.5"
32" 79cm/31" 63cm/25"
34" 83cm/33" 66cm/26"
36" 89cm/35" 68cm/27"
** It is important to note that all of the 2016 jerseys have no mechanical stretch, so if between sizes please order one size up**