Yorkshire cycling hero helps raise over £20k for charity

British double-gold-medal-winning Paralympian, Steve Bate MBE, helped raise £23,090 for the disability charity Sense, by leading a team of cyclists 969 miles to complete the Deloitte ‘Ride Across Britain’ event.

39-year-old Steve Bate, from Hebden Bridge in West Yorkshire, has Retinitis Pigmentosa and is visually impaired. He led a team of eleven cyclists from Land's End to John O'Groats, to raise funds for community services that support people with complex communication needs.

Steve is thought to be the first person to complete the entire journey on what is called a ‘fat bike’, a heavier bicycle more suited to off-road terrain.

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