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Steve Bate MBE: From El Capitan to Rio 2016 Paralympic gold winning cyclist

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Potter Hill

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YO18 8AA

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First visually impaired climber to solo El Capitan

Inspirational & motivational speaker

Ticket price includes pie & pea supper

Join Steve as he tells the story of how he overcame the news back in 2011 that he had Retinitis Pigmentosa and, in a worse-case scenario, he’d be blind in five years.

Having led an adventurous outdoor life, this could have been devastating to Steve. But with the support of his family and friends, he soon had his life back on track and was on a mission to prove nothing was going to stand in his way.

In 2013 Steve became the first visually impaired climber to solo El Capitan, a shear 3000ft rock face in the Yosemite Valley, California. Following this success, he headed in a totally new direction and set himself the goal of making the Rio 2016 Paralympic Games as a visually impaired cyclist.

Having never raced a road bike, never ridden on a velodrome and never raced a tandem it was a bold statement and like climbing El Capitan would push him beyond his limits of what he thought was possible.

Paired with Adam Duggleby (sight pilot), the two quickly proved their worth with Steve achieving his dream of becoming a Paralympian and returning home with two gold medals, one bronze and achieved a world record in the 4km individual pursuit at the 2016 Rio Paralympic Games.

Born and brought up in New Zealand, Steve has an inimitable speaking style that is informal, humorous and inspirational. His infectious words leave audiences with the motivation to make the most of the opportunities that life gives to them.

Ticket price includes a pea and pie supper.

All profits will go to Scarborough & Ryedale Mountain Rescue Team.

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