Published: 28th August 2018

Mountain biking legend Steve Peat tours Bikes & Beers

One of the greatest of all time tours UK theatres

As one of the greatest men’s downhill mountain bike racers of all time and a genuine superstar of the sport, Steve Peat needs little introduction as he brings the story of his life and career to 21 stages across the UK, from Falmouth to Inverness, in his debut ‘audience with…’ style tour, Bikes & Beers, presented by adrenaline-sport speaker specialists, Speakers from the Edge, and in association with Santa Cruz Bicycles, Troy Lee Designs and Peaty’s Products

“It's funny how I probably feel more nervous for this than I would dropping into a World Cup track!!”

-STEVE PEAT

Starting out on his racing career in the early 1990s, an era when mountain bike racers would party as hard as they rode, Steve went on to become the 2009 UCI DH World Champion, three-time World Cup Champion, nine-time British National Champion and two-time European Champion in one of the most enduring downhill racing careers, which saw him win 17 World Cup races and reach the World Cup podium 52 times, over two decades at the Elite level

This year saw Steve inducted into the MTB Hall of Fame in the first time of eligibility and his influence on the sport cannot be overstated, as his involvement in the development of everything from clothing to young riders continues

Away from the race track, particularly in the years when racers weren’t quite as strict as they are today with their training, nutrition and fitness regimes, Steve was always at the centre of the notorious wild post-race parties, along with the likes of Rob Warner and Shaun Palmer, creating a vast number of anecdotes that today’s racers can only dream about with envy

In Bikes & Beers, Steve tells the story of his illustrious racing career; the bikes, the world cups, the parties and the pursuit of the seemingly elusive World Championship title which some thought might never come, won in style in 2009. He will take audiences along the journey that saw him rise from plumbing to podiums and become one of the most successful men’s downhill racers of all time, showing just how the man who wouldn’t back down earned his place as a legend in the sport of mountain biking

Bikes & Beers is touring UK theatres, from Tuesday 16 October, to Friday 23 November. To book tickets, or for further details, visit speakersfromtheedge.com

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Editors notes

Steve Peat - stevepeat.com/biography

Santa Cruz Bicycles – santacruzbicycles.com/en-GB/santa-cruz-bicycles

Troy Lee Designs - Troy Lee Designs have been customising helmets and dressing some of the world’s fastest riders for over 30 years. They firmly believe in the power of design and technology. Creating products that innovate and lead the market requires a different way of thinking – and if the science is lacking, it must be discovered or invented. Troy Lee Designs are extremely proud to work with the best riders in the world, and athletes such as Steve Peat are in safe hands with Saddleback, the official home of TLD in the UK

Peaty’s Products – Having retired from the world cup circuit at the end of 2016, Peaty hasn’t taken his foot off the gas when it comes to pushing the limits of the sport. Working with a motley crew of pro-riders, scientists, designers and engineers, Peaty's mission is to produce high performance bike maintenance products that don't cost the earth

Speakers from the Edge represent the finest motivational speakers from the world of adventure, exploration and endurance, who have, quite literally, pushed themselves to the edge. Our speakers comprise explorers, mountaineers, adventurers and extreme athletes, each of whom are driven, focused and motivated. They take on some of the most treacherous of journeys and challenges the planet has to offer. In short, they are precisely the kind of people to inspire others to achieve great things.

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Speakers From The Edge
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