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.