Cycling legend returns to Kalamunda where it all began

Cycling legend returns to Kalamunda where it all began

AUSTRALIAN cycling legend Steele Bishop will return to where it all began when he signs copies of his newly released book in Kalamunda on Saturday.

The public can meet Bishop and discuss his autobiography Wheels of Steele: The Makings of a World Champion between 10am and 2pm on Saturday, May 11 at Kalamunda Central.

Bishop’s career spanned nearly 18 years, nine as an amateur and nine as a professional.

His achievements include being the first West Australian to win a world championship, the first cyclist to win the WA Sports Star of the Year Title and the youngest cyclist to be selected for the Munich Olympics.

Bishop said it was while he was reading the results of the Tour de France on the outside step of his childhood home in Kalamunda that he first dreamed of becoming a world champion cyclist.

Last month the cycling veteran clocked a new world record at the World Track Cycling Championships in the Men’s Masters 8 over 2000m.