(Photo from Birkenhead North End CC)
British Cycling ProfileSteve Cummings (born 19 March 1981 in Wirral, Merseyside) is a British racing cyclist who is also a highly experienced track cyclist in the team pursuit. In 2006 he rode for the Landbouwkrediet - Colnago team with his highlight 2nd in the Trofeo Laigueglia to Alessandro Ballan of Lampre-Fondital. In 2007 He will ride for the Discovery Channel Pro Cycling Team.
Cummings won gold in team pursuit at the 2005 World Track Championships in Los Angeles and at the 2006 Commonwealth Games. He also took up a bronze in the individual pursuit. At the 2004 Olympics in Athens Cummings and the Great Britain team achieved a time of 3-59.
In 1999, riding for the Birkenhead North End CC as a junior, and still aged only 17, Cummings won the Eddie Soens Road Race, a handicap road race open to all categories of UK racing cyclists. It remains the only time in the event's 46 years that a junior has won the prestigious early-season race. He went on to take the UK National Road Race Championship that year as well