Official recognition for Peaty


Steve Peat has been granted a space on the Sheffield Legends walk of fame outside Sheffield Town Hall.

The walk is devoted to people who have brought national or international recognition to Sheffield and is voted for by local residents. The winners are given a plaque that is embedded into the pavement outside the Town Hall in a similar fashion to Hollywood Boulevard.

There are currently only 18 people on the walk of fame including Gordon Banks, Sean Bean and Jess Ennis.

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Peaty has earned his place on the back of 17 World Cup Wins, one World Championship, two European Championships and nine British Championships. He’s been at the top of the sport for nearly twenty years and it’s safe to say he’ll be up to speed and racing again in 2016.

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Beyond his racing success, Peaty has also supported the British mountain bike scene by nurturing young talent such as Brendan Fairclough and Josh Bryceland.

The Sheffield Star reports that Peat said: “It is a huge honour to be selected by the people of Sheffield to join some of my heroes on Sheffield’s ‘walk of fame’.

“It is always great to be acknowledged by the people from my home town, as I have always been proud to represent Sheffield and this country wherever I’ve competed around the world.”

This comes in the same week that Rachel Atherton was shortlisted as Sportswoman of the Year by the Sunday Times and Sky Sports.