Steve's passion for riding started around fifty years back with blatting about in the woods, closely followed by CTC rides, touring, schoolboy track league, a brief obsession with time trials then onto road racing, touring and cyclo cross... roughly in that order. Mountain biking and triathlon got a look in later, and now accounts for most of his trophy shelf. He has been testing and writing features about bikes for over 25 years and at the last count had ridden about 2000 of them. Steve rode for the British team in three World Championships in the very early days of mountain bikes. He rarely races any more but rides almost every day and is still partial to the odd MTB team event or road sportif.