One of the Discovery Channel ProTour team's newest signings, Steve Cummings, has been awarded a lifetime membership by his home town club. The 25 year old Cummings began his cycling career with the Birkenhead North End cycling club at the age of 14. Encouraged by many club members, especially Jack MacAlister and Keith Boardman, Steve progressed rapidly.
Cummings began his professional career with the Landbouwkrediet - Colnago team in 2005, but prior to that he was part of the national team pursuit squad which took silver at the 2004 Olympics, and gold at the 2005 world championships. Despite this impressive record, Steve remains a modest young man and the club considered him to be a worthy recipient of life membership.