Steve’s cycling ambition for Sport Relief!

Thu 5 Mar 2020

A Health and Wellbeing Advisor at Derby Arena has set himself the ambitious goal of cycling for 16 hours non-stop on a static bike for Sport Relief.

During Arena opening hours from 6am until 10pm on Friday 13 March, Steve Summers will be riding a Keiser indoor bike. Additional cycles will be set up next to him so staff and gym users can join in and keep the momentum going. 

Steve became a fitness instructor after fighting his way back to health after being severely injured in a motorbike crash when he was 25. At one stage he was told he would never walk again, but after years of treatment and therapy which included rebuilding his shattered knee with carbon fibre, he was referred to a gym.

“I struggled to walk on a treadmill for five minutes, but I didn’t give up and within 18 months I was much fitter and had lost five stone,” says Steve, who was a retained firefighter before his accident. “Never for one moment did I think going to the gym would lead to a new career, but helping to inspire people on their own fitness journey is very rewarding.

“Cycling for 16-hours non-stop for Sport Relief is the latest physical challenge I’ve put myself through to raise money for charity. I've been inspired by their work with amazing projects in the UK and across the world that are tackling inequality and changing lives, and helping people come through their own difficult times.”

To sponsor Steve on his challenge, go to: https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/steves-16-hour-spinathon-for-sport-relief

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A photo of Steve Summers getting some practice ahead of his 16-hour static cycling challenge at Derby Arena for Sport Relief.