Earlier this year Cycling Weekly started a column on Mat, a keen cyclist who suffers from focal segmental glomerulosclerosis – chronic kidney disease. Since they ran the original story Mat’s kidney function has dropped to less than 25 per cent and it is now expected he will have a transplant within a year. Over the coming months, Cycling Weekly online will be following Mat’s journey up to and beyond surgery.
“Although my kidney function has deteriorated I’ve carried on cycling all year,” Mat says. “The weather this summer has been fantastic for riding and I did quite a lot throughout the summer, no specific events but I did go to the Isle of Man to do some mountain biking, which was awesome. There is some great mountain biking to be had over there with stunning views of the coast wherever you are up on the mountain.
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