Stephen Bate

Stephen Bate

Athlete Information

  • Region

    Moray, Scotland

  • Date of Birth

    23/08/1977

  • Classification

    B at Rio 2016

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Bio

In the summer of 2013 Steve attended a talent identification camp with the Great Britain Cycling Team and was accepted onto the development squad and in 2014 he was paired up with pilot Adam Duggleby.

He was selected onto the podium squad in December 2014 and since then has won multiple medals at road world cup level and has also been selected for two para-cycling track world championships and the 2015 UCI Para-cycling Road World Championships.

At the Rio 2016 Paralympic Games Steve excelled winning gold in the individual pursuit and road time trial and bronze in the road race.

At the 2017 UCI Para-cycling Road World Championships in Pietermaritzburg, South Africa, the pair won silver in the time trial, just missing out on gold by 3.66 seconds - a bittersweet result given they lost 25 seconds in the opening lap due to a mechanical.

A return to Rio de Janeiro for the 2018 UCI Para-cycling Track World Championships saw them crowned world champions for the first time, winning gold in the individual pursuit.

Moving to the road season, the pair started well, winning silver in the time trial at the opening round of the world cup in Ostend, before going one better at the UCI Para-cycling Road World Championships, winning gold by less than a second in the time trial in Italy.

Steve has a condition called Retinitis Pigmentosa and is registered blind. Away from cycling Steve is a passionate climber and, before joining the Great Britain Cycling Team, he became the first visually impaired person to solo climb El Capitan in Yosemite, California.

Major Results

Rio 2016 Paralympic Games, Rio de Janeiro (Brazil)

  • Individual Pursuit: Gold
  • Road Time Trial: Gold
  • Road Race: Bronze

2018 UCI Para-cycling Road World Championships, Maniago (Italy)

  • Time Trial: Gold

2018 UCI Para-cycling Track World Championships, Rio de Janeiro (Brazil)

  • Individual Pursuit: Gold

2017 UCI Para-cycling Road World Championships, Pietermaritzburg (South Africa)

  • Time Trail: Silver

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