Paralympian Steve Brown To Join In The Fun At Para-cycling International

Paralympian Steve Brown To Join In The Fun At Para-cycling International
Steve Brown To Join In The Fun At Para- International

Inspirational presenter, speaker and Paralympian Steve Brown will be in later this month as he joins in the events ahead of the Yorkshire 2019 Para- International.

Steve, who is a presenter on programmes such as Countryfile and Springwatch, will be in on Saturday, 21 September.

He will be there to cheer on the para-athletes as they leave and race to Harrogate.

Steve captained the GB wheelchair rugby team at the London 2012 Paralympics. He will also be speaking about this own inspiring journey of injury and recovery.

It was in 2005 when a simple accident changed Steve’s life forever. He tripped and fell from a first-floor balcony. This resulted in him from the chest down.

After months of recovery, Steve hit a turning point and after leaving hospital he joined the London Wheelchair Rugby Club. In 2006 he was given a place in the GB wheelchair rugby squad. The following year he was part of the team that won gold in the IWRF European Championships and in 2011 Steve was awarded the captaincy.

In the build-up to the 2012 London Paralympics, Steve was involved in a series of documentaries as well as the Paralympic campaign, SuperHumans.

Steve Brown Presented For The BBC

Since 2012, Steve’s presenting career has flourished and he has worked with broadcasters including the BBC, ITV and also Sky. In 2017, he embarked on a 900-mile journey alongside five other people with different physical disabilities.

More recently, and since his retirement from the sport, Steve has diversified his range as a presenter and in 2017 became a regular part of the BBC’s Countryfile team.

In March 2018, Steve won the new on-screen talent award at the Royal Television Society West of England awards.

Councillor Richard Burton, leader of , said:

“I’m delighted that someone of Steve’s calibre is coming to to help us celebrate the start of the 2019 Para- International.

“The race itself will see athletes who, through sheer determination and strength, have made them world-class. I hope, that having Steve share his story about how he overcame his disability, people will leave having been inspired and feeling that anything is possible.”

The Yorkshire 2019 Para- International will take place on Saturday, 21 September. For the first time, the race will take place alongside the UCI Road Championships.

Athletes Taking Part Include One From

Athletes from every Paralympic road racing classification will be taking part in the race. Riders in either on tandems, which involves a visually-impaired rider with a sighted pilot on the front or bicycles adapted for riders with physical impairments.

The race will also include Beverley-born Adam Duggleby and his partially-sighted rider Steve Bate. Riders will leave around noon. They will then race through local villages finishing in Harrogate.

Alongside the race, there will be a programme of fun and free events. These will be for all ages and abilities taking place in between 10am and 4pm.

People of all ages and abilities will also be able to register for a free family-friendly parade cycle ride. This will leave at 11am and take in part of the actual race route.

There will also be a stunt cycle team at the event. While there will also be the chance to try out some crazy and weird bikes and pump track.

breakfast presenters Alex and Ellie will also be attending and hosting a number of acts throughout the afternoon.

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