Other notable achievements
Steve was awarded the MBE in the New Year's Honours List in 1987 and the CBE in the New Year's Honours List of 1997. Following his success in Sydney, he was awarded a Knighthood in the 2001 New Years Honours List.
The University of Durham awarded Steve an Honorary Degree in December 1996, this was to be the first of 11 honorary degrees.
In 1986, Steve became a Triple Commonwealth Gold Medallist at Edinburgh, winning the Single Scull, Coxless Pairs, and Coxed Four.
At Henely Royal Regatta, Steve has won a multitude of cups over a 20 year period and in 2015 he was invited to become Chairman of the Regatta, a role that has seen only 11 individuals in the role in its 176 year history.
His other sporting interests include golf and winter sports, and during the 1989/90 season, he was a member of the British Bobsleigh team.
In 2006, Steve completed his third London Marathon, breaking the World Record for the most money raised by a single competitor, more than £1,800,000.