Nationality: New Zealander
Favourite Race: Karapoti Classic
Steve started racing mountain bikes in 1995, representing NZ at the Oceania Champs, Sydney 1999, and in Toowoomba in 2015.
He placed 2nd and 3rd in NZ’s largest race, the Karapoti Classic, in 2000 and 2001, and in 2003 was 2nd at the NZ Hillclimb Championships. He has won both the Overall and the Masters divisions of the PNP Wellington Mountain Bike Series in 2013 and 2014. In 2013 he was 5th in the professional/ elite division of the NZ Mountain Bike Championships. In 2015 and 2016 he was the Masters NZ Mountain Bike Champion and also was the NZ Cup Series Masters winner in 2014-15 and 2015-16. In 2014 he broke the record for the longest and most feared mountain bike hillclimb in Wellington – Mt Climie – by over 2 minutes.
2017 NZ Masters Games Champion, (Time Trial and Road Race). NZ Veterans Time Trial Champion 2017. Steve has completed the Tour of Wellington twice, and been 3rd in the Wellington Time Trial, Criterium and Hill Climb Championships. In 2010, he held the record for the fastest ever road ascent of the Hawkins Hill Climb, and won the Wellington Balfour Pennington Series outright in 2005. As both Team Captain, and Team Member his Penny Farthing Cycles Team has won the Hope Gibbons Team Time Trial – Wellington’s oldest cycling event – 4 times.
In 2015-2016 was the outright New Zealand Hour Record holder, is the current Master 1 title holder and held the Outright Wellington Hour Record from 2015-17.
Steve competed in a duathlon once in 2015. He was terrible at it and he swore “…never to run again if he could blimmin’ avoid it”
Steve has been a committee member of the PNP Cycling Club, and was Mountain Bike Convenor 2015-16, managing and administering the club’s mountain bike race events.