Pendle’s Olympic Champion
Steven is Pendle born and bred and the youngest ever recipient to be awarded the Freedom of the Borough. An Olympic Bronze medallist in Beijing 2008 at just 20 years old, and an Olympic Champion at London 2012, not to mention World Champion and World Record holder in the 4000 metre Team Pursuit. Steven was awarded an MBE in the 2013 New Year’s honours list.
He is the inspiration behind a proposed sporting development that would take his name in recognition of his Olympic success and act as the nucleus and hub for all cycling activity in Pendle. Steven is delighted at the prospects this development brings and at the part he is able to play in the post London 2012 legacy and its aim to Inspire a Generation.
Pendle is very proud to have him in our midst and equally he is proud to be part of the development of young riders and the fulfillment of the hob dream. Steven’s success in Beijing inspired the formation of CSP in his home town and since then both Steven and the club have gone from strength to strength. CSP have been instrumental in taking the Hub idea forward, and now welcomes its partners in securing the Hub’s future.
“It’s a massive honour to have something named after you, but much more important than that would be the thought of my success having a positive influence on cycling in my home town and area, especially for children who would have a wonderful opportunity to experience cycling in all its forms.”
Steven Burke – Local newspaper articles