Steve Peat Signs Book Deal For Autobiography About His Legendary Career

Jan 6, 2021
by Alicia Leggett  

Steve Peat plans to write an autobiography detailing his rise to World Champion and his many stories from an extraordinary career.

The aptly named Steve Peat: A Biography will be released next October by Vertebrate Publishing, a UK-based publishing company known for their outdoor adventure guides.

“Writing this book will be a great experience and a huge memory jogger for myself, when I sit and chat about different stories all kinds of fun things spring to mind,” he said. “I feel very lucky to have found mountain biking and I am excited to share my ups and downs with you guys.”

Throughout a decorated racing career that spanned more than 25 years, Peaty earned 17 DH World Cup wins, three DH World Cup Overall titles, and a DH World Championship win that was a long time coming.

He will soon be adding author to the list of valuable roles he has played within the mountain bike community.


79 Comments

  • 58 0
 id love to hear some of the storys that dont hit the book !
  • 8 12
flag HLEKTRON (Jan 6, 2021 at 12:20) (Below Threshold)
 Nice one man!
  • 7 1
 you d have to meet him at a bar then
  • 7 0
 You'd probably have to chat up a certain 2 announcers... names have been left out to protect the guilty!!!
  • 1 0
 With him and Palmer.....
  • 4 0
 The manager of a bike shop i used to work in always claimed he once had to stop Peaty chucking a tv through his hotel window as he was just a bike shop manager and couldn't afford the rock star lifestyle of the late 90s when he was on GT.
  • 1 2
 Oh lord, he fount his way to pinkbike. This place is lost
  • 1 0
 Username doesn’t comply or does it ?
  • 57 1
 Audiobook narrated by Ratty or no deal.
  • 9 0
 Absolutely brilliant suggestion. Audible would become Aaaaaaaauuuuuuuudbable.
#ratlife
  • 24 0
 @Dropthedebt: or inaudible ...(no offense meant)
  • 34 2
 I once chatted to him at the bar in fort William for about 10 minutes so I assume I'll be in it!
  • 2 0
 must have been some conversation like
  • 4 1
 @browner: can't remember much I was pi**ed!
  • 12 2
 "a huge memory jogger for myself"

I hope his ghost writer understands how to use the word myself properly.
  • 14 0
 It’s pronounced me self
  • 13 4
 Tldr- neck Stella, smoke the frenchies.
  • 1 2
 And Jamaican...
  • 10 1
 Legendary! Can't wait to read it!
  • 10 1
 I'd like to read yours as well. Any plans?
  • 7 0
 10/10 this will be the first book that many PB folks will (attempt or claim to) read in quite a long time.
  • 4 0
 Next up Peat's cousin, Lobster Peat, is putting out an autobiography with Invertebrate Publishing; a New England based publishing company known for their boiled seafood cookbooks.
  • 5 0
 I read his book 'Crustaceans, Culinary & Cycling Cadence - catching Crabs WILL make you faster'
An excellent read.
  • 3 1
 Good stuff. Steve is an utter legend. I will never forgot at the old Malvern Classic when he rode his Mini Moto down the track faster than most of us could ride our Mountain Bikes! Great memories!
  • 3 1
 i was there that year, remember that well. a few buddies and me got him and warner crowdsurfing off the DJ stage the same night!
  • 4 0
 "This one time, at Band Camp...."
  • 1 0
 Will definitely buy this but really hope it's got plenty of stories about getting smashed and partying as well as racing, rather than the usual autobiography saying iIdid this race on this date etc.
  • 5 0
 Won't Book Down
  • 4 1
 Will it come in an audio book version, with a British accent.
  • 27 1
 Yes, narrated by Ratboy.
  • 38 2
 @commental: the only audio book to come with subtitles.....
  • 4 1
 @commental: lmao. can you imagine..
  • 5 18
flag korev (Jan 6, 2021 at 13:46) (Below Threshold)
 There’s no such thing as a British accent, it’s just plain English...
  • 2 0
 @Dav82: I might have just died a little bit. Best comment here.
  • 2 0
 @korev: which of the 709 English accents would you go for?
  • 3 0
 I feel a book signing session coming along for this epic book
  • 1 0
 Bike park world tour. Sign and send with the legend.
  • 1 0
 Oh yes that would be so epic @Mattysville:
  • 1 0
 I can see the cover now, The G.O.A.T., with a goat eating dirt with a helmet on
  • 2 0
 I hope they use the narrator for the Gamble movie for the audiobook!
  • 2 0
 I've hung out with Peaty enough to know this will be one crazy tale.
  • 1 0
 Steve Peat may get a Pulitzer Prize for that book, with so much technique mastery and flow page after page.
  • 3 2
 The very pants I was returning!
  • 1 0
 Been waiting for it. Will definitely read. Cheers!
  • 1 0
 Best news in awhile. I'll buy this book.
  • 1 0
 Has good depth of stories, for sure
  • 1 0
 Riding career or drinking career or both?? I'll read it...LEGEND!
  • 1 0
 Rob Warner: "Hold my beer"
  • 1 0
 Didn't he already do this about 10 years ago after he won the worlds?
  • 3 3
 Sweet! Now we just need Warner to write one too!
  • 3 1
 Nah, just a book listing all of his quotes would do it for me...
  • 3 0
 Dude... Warner can't write.


/sarc
  • 2 2
 Hopefully we can get a copy/ecopy in the US! I'd definitely preorder.
  • 1 1
 Well that will be thoroughly entertaining!
  • 1 1
 Nice! Looking forward to it being on my bookshelf soon
  • 1 0
 Can we preorder?
  • 1 1
 There's a lot of down voting going on. Have I missed something?
  • 1 0
 Sign me up! LEGEND!
  • 1 1
 5/7. Will buy.
  • 1 1
 Peaty publications
  • 1 1
 It's about time!
  • 1 2
 Put me down for a signed pre order copy
  • 1 2
 Nice. I'll be getting myself one of those orderd!
  • 1 2
 This is the news we all needed!
  • 1 1
 TAKE MY MONEY
  • 1 1
 Ah, Champion, that!
  • 1 1
 Take my money.
  • 1 3
 Please tell me it'll be called "Steve Peat" a story of "Piss and Chunder"!!!!
  • 2 5
 There should be a lot of beer on that book!
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