Steve Peat has had an enduring career racing downhill he is one of the most highly regarded and respected riders on the world cup circuit. I remember watching him way back in Cairns in 1996 riding for GT and playing practical jokes with Rob Warner, when he was a relative newcomer at the DH worlds. Flash forward to 2009 and he finally won the world championships in Canberra after so many years of getting so close but not nailing the win, it was the most appreciated win at the worlds in front of a huge number of adoring fans, everyone was happy to see him win, even though a hometown win was so desired.

I was really pleased to shoot the cover of Steve Peat for the Canberra World Champs edition of FreeWheel , it's been one of my favourite photographs | Photo Adam MacLeod

I was really pleased to shoot the cover of Steve Peat for the Canberra World Champs edition of FreeWheel,  it’s been one of my favourite photographs that I’ve  shot | Photo Adam MacLeod

Steve has contributed an enormous amount to the sport and his development and mentoring of riders has help to ring on another generation of incredibly talented riders.
We can’t wait to watch Steve’s final season of world cup racing and it will be really interesting to see how his ongoing involvement and the next step in his mountain biking career takes shape.

Shot of Steve in Iceland from his recent trip with Hans Rey that we feature in the upcoming edition of Enduro Magazine.

Shot of Steve in Iceland from his recent trip with Hans Rey that we feature in the upcoming edition of Enduro Magazine.

The video from Lofoten gives a great incite into Steve’s decision to retire from racing.