| The Colne Cyclone|
Team UK Youth
| Track Endurance|
Team 100% ME
| 4 March 1988 (age 27)
Burnley, Lancashire, England (1988-03-04) |
Ed Clancy, Andrew Tennant, Bradley Wiggins, Peter Kennaugh, Geraint Thomas
Nelson and Colne College
Steven James Burke MBE (born 4 March 1988) is an English track and road cyclist who rides for the WIGGINS cycling team. He represented Britain at the 2008 Summer Olympics, beating his pre-Olympics personal best in the individual pursuit by 11 seconds to take the bronze medal. He stood on the podium alongside his cycling idol, gold medalist Bradley Wiggins. In 2012, Burke was part of the Great Britain team that won the Olympic and World championships in the Team Pursuit discipline. He was part of the GB team that retained the team pursuit title at the 2016 Olympics.
Burke was appointed Member of the Order of the British Empire (MBE) in the 2013 New Year Honours for services to cycling.
Burke was born in Burnley and lived in Colne, Lancashire during his early life, attending Park High School and later Nelson and Colne College (which named its sports centre after him). Born into a cycling family, both Burke's grandfather Brian Wesson and his mother Sharon have competed at national level .his dad Alvin also was a cyclist and competed in many time trials .He began attending Manchester Velodrome as a teenager, previously being more interested in Football.
Despite specialising in the team pursuit, Burke has an impressive turn of speed, demonstrated by his success as a junior in the scratch and kilo events. He was consistently beating Mark Cavendish in sprints during training in 2007.
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