Hi, my name is Steve Dearlove I'v been around bikes from when I was a boy taking things off and fixing them.
When I was 13 years old I had my first light weight bike with all the parts in a cardboard box on Christmas day, I had to put them together my self.
Not long after, I joined the Swindon road club in 1978, I started time trials in the local 10 miles, the 25 miles got my time down. When I left school I saved up a posh lighter bike frame, by this time around 1981 I was doing 22.33 for 10 miles my personal best for 25 miles, just over the hour.
This photo is me in a time trial some where in 1982.
I trained as a chef in Swindon in 1982/83 then spent the next 30 odd years cooking posh food all over the place.
In 1996 I opend a Taekwon-do school in Gorse Hill Community Centre, Chaple Street Swindon,
over 20 years and still going strong.
Now i'v done a full circle back on the bike.