The longest serving rider on the Singular team, an Englishman and a gentleman. His quiet, reserved manner belies immense reserves of power and stamina. 2009 was a breakthrough season for Steve, with wins in the Torq in your Sleep 12 hour enduro, Bristol Bikefest enduro and numerous other top placings throughout the season.
2010 saw an even greater impact from Steve on the UK enduro calendar – winning the Bristol Bikefest and Dusk ’til Dawn and a host of victories as the lynch-pin of the Singular Team including 10 at Kirroughtree and Mountain Mayhem SS category.
A greater focus on ‘classic’ XC racing was the plan for 2011 – having been granted an elite licence for the British Mountain Bike Series. Sadly a very heavy crash at Dalby put an early end to his elite racing season. He still took in a few events after his recovery, being a crucial part of our 2nd place at Twentyfour12 in the 24h Teams category, and winning the Singletrack Weekender.
Since then family duties have meant he is not racing as much as he once was, but needless to say he is out riding ‘just to turn the legs over’ as he puts it – then he drops the hammer whenever a number is on. In 2016 he is running the London Marathon in April, then attention turns back to the bike for his first ever tilt at a 24 hour solo race at Twentyfour12 in Plymouth.
Gorrick Spring Series – 1st Super Masters
Muc Off 8 hour – 2nd team of 3
Bristol Bikefest 2nd in 12hr solo overall
SSUK – 2nd
10 at Kirroughtree – Singular trio (Steve, Kirsty, Sam) 1st mixed, 2nd overall
Torq in Your Sleep 12 hour race – 1st overall
Twentyfour12 – 4th team, 24 hour category (with Sam, Gareth, Aidan & Dan)
Dusk ’til Dawn 12 hour night race – 1st solo
Gorrick Spring Series – 3rd in Expert
Bristol Bikefest – 3rd pairs
SSWC Ireland – 6th
Singletrack Weekender – 1st