Episode 35

Steve Bate: The Paralympian and adventurer going blind

Steve Bate is a World Champion cyclist on the Great Britain cycling team, despite being born and raised in NZ. He loves nothing more than a bike packing adventure. He's a carpenter turned Outdoor Ed Instructor, he won a gold medal at Rio 2016.... And he's also going blind.

There is sooooo much to talk about with Steve and this interview will have you laughing, it will leave you feeling inspired for an adventure and it will make you feel grateful to do what you can, every single day, without even thinking twice about it.

You'll hear:

  • How his dreams of becoming a mountain guide were shattered when he was told he was going blind
  • more on becoming the first Visually Impaired person to solo climb El Capitan
  • How he went from being a 'rock climbing bum' to the GB cycling team in his 30s, despite never having owned a road bike
  • Why he has never done a Lactate Threshold Test or a V02 max test in his life.
  • His thoughts on preparing for his second Paralympics in his 40s

Find out more about this week's guest

Steve Bate website

Steve Bate instagram

Steve Bate's solo El Cap climb

Steve Bate and Adam Duggleby - Paralympic and World Champion cyclists

Second City Divide adventure video (you must give this a watch!)

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Helen has been working in triathlon for a decade as an athlete, coach and broadcaster.

Helen hosts the Inside Tri Show podcast bringing you awesome interviews from triathlon and beyond