Adam Duggleby is an elite British cycling rider who since 2014 has been competing at international level as a Paracycling tandem pilot for Steve Bate.
Steve’s eye condition requires an able body cyclist to ride with him on a tandem bicycle in order for him to compete. Adam’s impressive solo results, along with his interest in being a pilot, led him to be paired with Steve in January 2014 and they have been more successful than they could ever have imagined.
They won a handful of international medals before competing in the Rio 2016 Paralympic games, where they won the Pursuit with a World Record. They went on to win the Time Trial and also won bronze in the Road Race. In 2017 Adam and Steve were both awarded an MBE for their Services to Cycling in the New Years Honours list.
In 2018 they became World Champions for the first time winning gold in the pursuit at the Paracycling Track World Championships, which was back in Rio, later that year they also became World Time Trial Champions!
In 2021 they competed at the Tokyo Paralympics and claimed a silver medal in the 4km Individual Pursuit and a new personal best. Unfortunately they had an incident in the Time Trial, which ended their Tokyo campaign due to injuries sustained.
Adam and Steve are sponsored and compete domestically for Vive le Velo, a fantastic bicycle shop based in East Yorkshire.