Robert William 'Robbie' Maddison (born 14 July 1981) is an Australian motorbike stunt rider. Nicknamed 'Maddo', he is from the town of Kiama, New South Wales.
Born in Caringbah, Maddison grew up in Kiama Downs, and developed his passion for riding by competing in national motocross and supercross events.
He completed Year 10 at Kiama High School and took up an electrical apprenticeship. He continued learning freestyle tricks (FMX) and after mastering the skills he entered his first amateur event and won both the amateur and the pro event at Bachus Marsh, Victoria.
In early 2004 he won Gold at the X Games held at Australia's Wonderland after completing 13 back flips. This increased Australia's awareness of their new world beater.
In May 2005, the Crusty Demons gave Robbie the opportunity to break two world records on his motorbike. 125cc distance Guinness world record- 221feet 250cc distance world record with a trick- 246 feet (75 m) superman seat grab.
After this he went on to win numerous international FMX events around the world and has been recognized as one of the best FMX riders of all time. Maddo's motto: "Face your fears - live your dreams"
Robert William Maddison
- 1981-07-14) 14 July 1981 (age 32)
- Other names
- Robbie Maddison, Maddo
- Motorbike rider
- Known for
- World record length motorcycle jump