Steve Bate wearing a navy blue Retina UK tshirt

Meet our Ambassador: Steve Bate MBE

Steve is a Paralympian who was diagnosed with retinitis pigmentosa (RP) in 2011.

Steve Bate MBEHe won two gold medals and one bronze medal at the Paralympic Games in Rio de Janeiro in 2016, smashing the world record in the 4km pursuit.

In addition to these sporting achievements, Steve has completed a number of remarkable challenges, including a solo ascent of El Capitan, a 3,000-foot-high climb in Yosemite in California. Despite his huge success, Steve considers himself a normal guy, and aims to inspire others living with sight loss to dream big. As Steve says: “Almost anything can be achieved if you are willing to work hard.”

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