Steve's Blog
Mon September 2017
Steve Bate / Cycling
As my eyes struggled to focus on the road in the dark, driving rain and bright head lights, I rememb...
Wed April 2017
Steve Bate / Cycling
The north of Scotland will always hold a small piece of my heart. In another life I travelled throu...
Tue February 2017
Steve Bate / Cycling
Puyuhuapi to Coyhaique We spend a day mooching around Puyuhuapi, enjoying a well earned rest. We t...
Sun February 2017
Steve Bate / Cycling
Chaiten - Villa Santa Lucia - Puyuhuapi We rode mostly tarmac to Villa Santa Lucia, however the gra...
Mon January 2017
Steve Bate / Cycling
I was awake, cold, getting wet. It was 4:32am and I needed the toilet, having been woken by the fact...
Sun January 2017
Steve Bate / Cycling
‘Heavy and Slow in Patagonia’ Part 1. In November 2016 I undertook an unsupported bike trip alo...
Fri November 2016
Steve Bate / Cycling
It interests me how time can be warped in our memory, something as recent as two weeks ago can seem...
Fri October 2016
Steve Bate / Cycling
I was asked by Lee Mackenzie in the interview after the pursuit in Rio which was harder, winning Par...
Fri August 2016
Steve Bate / Cycling
“Don’t forget to enjoy it!” This is the phrase which seems to come up in any conversation I ha...
Tue June 2016
Steve Bate / Cycling
My phone rang and I knew answering it would be life changing one way or the other. For three years I...
Mon May 2016
Steve Bate / Cycling
As I sit recovering in yet another hotel room with my room mate Jaco Van Gass a couple of days befor...
Mon March 2016
Steve Bate / Cycling
1 second can take you from the being on top of the world to being left with plenty of questions wher...
Fri November 2015
Steve Bate / Cycling
Our coach Simon came over to tell us it’s time. As you pick up your helmet and get rid of the musi...
Tue October 2015
Steve Bate / Cycling
This 2015 season was my second as a professional cyclist and coming into it I knew what I wanted to...
Wed July 2015
Steve Bate / Cycling
As I sit here killing time before the biggest race of my life tomorrow I think about all the people ...
Mon July 2015
Steve Bate / Cycling
I have to admit I had never come across BioCare until they approached me and offered their support.I...
Sat June 2015
Steve Bate / Cycling
The picture that pops into my mind when I think of gold is an old timer sitting on his haunches besi...
Fri April 2015
Steve Bate / Cycling
My legs ached, more than normal. I knew this wasn’t going to be easy, it never is, maybe that’s ...
Mon February 2015
Steve Bate / Cycling
“You can’t aways get what you want, but if you try sometimes you just might find, you get what y...
Thu January 2015
Steve Bate / Cycling
I recently read something on twitter that got me thinking. It was a retweet that read ‘Would you...
Sun December 2014
Steve Bate / Cycling
I’ve been thinking about writing a piece on professionalism for quite a while, however when I have...
Thu September 2014
Steve Bate / Cycling
Every morning like most of us, I drag a very tired body out of bed to get ready to go to work. I che...
Tue June 2014
Steve Bate / Cycling
As we approached the final corner we had left our attack too late, a harsh lesson to learn. There we...
Mon May 2014
Steve Bate / Cycling
Recently I’ve been lucky enough to stand on the side lines watching David Smith -MBE and Jon Gilde...
Mon April 2014
Steve Bate / Cycling
Tonight I’ve had the hardest training session I have ever done, even harder than being power teste...
Thu April 2014
Steve Bate / Cycling
Something we all need, when you have pushed your body or mind to far. With the training plan that I ...
Sun November 2013
Steve Bate / Cycling
I watched the All Blacks today battle a green wave of pride. Pride that took Ireland seconds from th...