I start cycling at the age 14 when my brother started racing and I used to be bored sat in the back of the car having to watch him and my dad bought me a bike as I was getting into trouble and not very fit. I wasn’t very keen on sport and at that age if you stood me with my school mates in a line to pick the future Olympic medallist, I would have been one of the last people standing there. I feel I was very lucky because as I developed there were people there to support me at the right time to move to the next level.
After my fourth Olympic games and winning my silver medal I was give the best advice I had ever had that was to walk away from the cycling as I had I fallen out of love with the sport. I would be back and I didn’t touch a bike for 8 years but unknown to me the success we were having was making such an impact to general public.
Since 2000 when I won my first Olympic medal to today the from success of the British cycling team there has been a massive boom in the sport and it still the same from when I was 14 that cycling is a lifestyle - it doesn’t matter your size, age, fitness and how fast you would like to go. I know I won’t be going that fast again but I still try to ride my bike each day and my mission to make sure that the millions of people riding a bike each year have the same opportunity of falling in love with the only sport that is for everyone.
With the ongoing success with The British cycling team in 2012 I started Bryan Steel Cycling, developing a range of services, packages and programs to support people into cycling, not as a sport but as a lifestyle, through our pathway to start cycling in our Engage outdoor and Engage indoor programs. Then too develop into our Bryan Steel Cycling Community and have a pathway in our performance programs to achieve your cycling goals in fun, friendly, safe, social and exciting atmosphere.
“Through our range of cycling pathway, programs and services we aim to support new cyclists or others looking to start the sport again to engage into the sport in the right way so you develop into our community program enjoying all the social elements of the sport but still developing in the sport and have the opportunity to move into our performance programs. All our programs fit within our values.”