PRESS RELEASE: Steve Peats' Bikes & Beers Speaker Tour
As one of the greatest men’s downhill mountain bike racers of all time and a genuine superstar of the sport, Steve Peat needs little introduction as he brings the story of his life and career to 21 stages across the UK, from Falmouth to Inverness, in his debut ‘audience with…’ style tour, Bikes and Beers, presented by adrenaline-sport speaker specialists, Speakers from the Edge and in association with Santa Cruz Bicycles, Troy Lee Designs and Peaty’s Products.
Starting out on his racing career in the early 1990s, an era when mountain bike racers would party as hard as they rode, Steve went on to become the 2009 UCI DH World Champion, three-time World Cup Champion, nine-time British National Champion and two-time European Champion. He is one of the most enduring downhill racing careers, which saw him win 17 World Cup races and reach the World Cup podium 52 times, over two decades at the Elite level
This year saw Steve inducted into the MTB Hall of Fame in the first time of eligibility and his influence on the sport cannot be overstated, as his involvement in the development of everything from clothing to young riders continues
Away from the race track, particularly in the years when racers weren’t quite as strict as they are today with their training, nutrition and fitness regimes, Steve was always at the centre of the notorious wild post-race parties, along with the likes of Rob Warner and Shaun Palmer, creating a vast number of anecdotes that today’s racers can only dream about with envy
In Bikes and Beers, Steve tells the story of his illustrious racing career; the bikes, the World Cups, the parties and the pursuit of the seemingly elusive World Championship title which some thought might never come, won in style in 2009. He will take audiences along the journey that saw him rise from plumbing to podiums and become one of the most successful men’s downhill racers of all time, showing just how the man who wouldn’t back down earned his place as a legend in the sport of mountain biking
Steve's Bikes and Beers are touring UK theatres, from Tuesday the 16th of October to Friday the 23rd of November. To book tickets or for further details, visit www.speakersfromtheedge.comOCTOBER 2018:
Tuesday 16th MALVERN Malvern Theatres.
Wednesday 17th BATH Komedia.
Monday 22nd STAFFORD Gatehouse Theatre.
Tuesday 23rd NOTTINGHAM Playhouse.
Wed 24th LINCOLN New Theatre Royal Lincoln.
Mon 29th CHELMSFORD Civic Theatre.
Tues 30th HORSHAM Capitol Theatre.
Wed 31st HIGH WYCOMBE Old Town Hall. NOVEMBER 2018:
Thursday 1st SHEFFIELD Octagon Centre.
Monday 5th LEEDS City Varieties Music Hall.
Tuesday 6th BUXTON Opera House.
Wednesday 7th CAERNARFON Galeri Theatr.
Thursday 8th NEWTOWN Theatr Hafren.
Friday 9th TREORCHY Park & Dare Theatre.
Monday 12th LANCASTER Town Hall.
Tuesday 13th INVERNESS Eden Court.
Wednesday 14th STIRLING Albert Halls.
Tuesday 20th CHRISTCHURCH Regent Centre.
Wednesday 21st FALMOUTH Princess Pavilion.
Thursday 22nd EXETER Corn Exchange.
Friday 23rd CHELTENHAM Town Hall.