This Is Peaty Season 3 has come to a close, after one hell of a year. The rise of the rat, endless laughing and another packed season full of travelling around the globe with Mountain Biking’s biggest legend to date.
It seems a long time ago since Episode One back in 2012…Like we’ve always preached, It was all about keeping things fun from the start with TIP.
The main aim of TIP was to bring you closer to Steve and co outside of the racing too. It’s not an act, both Steve, Rat and all their mates do have a tonne of fun both at home and whilst racing professionally around the world. The Syndicate is a special grouping of individuals, much more than your average race team, all with huge personalities which keep both the fans and everyone around them inspired and entertained.
The story between Peaty and his long lost son Ratboy is a genuine as friendships get on the circuit. After bringing him all those years ago, to see him rise to his first World Cup overall win this year was a huge thing for both of them.
On and off the track they both keep things sideways, like father like son….
Things can’t always be a fairytale ending, but what an ending it was out in Hafjell.
Both Steel City Media and Steve can’t thank all our fans and sponsors enough for the support over the last few years.
“He’s one of the best at what he does, so why change him?”
Over the course of Peaty’s career, winters spent with Adella Carter and the Sheffield Hallam team have proved vital in his long and illustrious career.
Getting time of the DH bike is always tough with such a busy schedule and other commitments, so starting off the season with a trip to Barcelona to catch up with Ivan Oulego for his annual race was rad. David Vasquez, our UCI World Cup delegate and part time tour guide took us to some of the best trails Barcelona had to offer and after two days of smashing laps with Bernat Guardia and co, everyone was psyched.
At the Oulego race the sun was out and so were the fans in their thousands… With a short, fast track times were always going to be tight and come race day it came down to a tight finish with Bernat pipping Steve to the top step… but a solid result on a dustry dry track coming into PMB.
Winter Dual and the local Sheffield scene has been another vital ingredient in keeping Peaty young and having fun during the dark winter months. Racing Rum anyone?
It’s the final stop at PMB for the foreseeable future, with the Syndicate looking to make their mark on the 2014 season
Did things work out? Find out and more in Episode 1 of This Is Peaty – Season 3.
It’s been a dream of Peaty’s for a while, to head out to the Isle of Man and take a lap round the TT course…
Even at cruising speed, you can’t even start to think how fast the competitors fly round the track, putting everything on the line, year after year. Legends such as John Mcguiness and Connor Cummins took a bit of time out of their hectic schedule to meet up for a chin wag, to discuss all things speed and two wheels.
Before he could even pack his backs, it was go time yet again, for the first big trip of the season, out to California for some Syndicate beach time and the infamous Sea Otter Classic event.
After a ‘relaxing’ few days in downtown Santa Cruz, with two slightly battered beach cruisers in tow, the full team headed off to Laguna Sec Raceway to see if all that off-season training had paid off…
With strong results for everyone in the Downhill and a nail-biting slalom finish for Peaty, it was a perfect start to the year. As you’ll see, Kathy Sessler was stoked.