He will be there to cheer on the para-athletes as they leave Beverley 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 Channel 4 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 East Riding of Yorkshire Council, said:
“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.”
Athletes Taking Part Include One From Beverley
Athletes from every Paralympic road racing classification will be taking part in the race. Riders in Beverley 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 Saturday Market 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 Saturday Market between 10am and 4pm.
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.
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