Scottish Olympic speaker Sir Chris Hoy MBE is Britain’s most successful competitor that the Olympic Games has ever seen and the most successful Olympic male cyclist of all time.
The 11-time world track cycling champion with seven Olympic medals (six of them gold) is also the name behind HOY – a brand of bikes aimed at offering “well designed, affordable, quality products” for cyclists of all ages.
The BBC Sports Personality of the Year in 2008, Chris says: “In truth, it wasn’t medals that really inspired me to cycle. It’s my love of riding that inspired me to win medals!”
What was particularly impressive about the three gold medals that the Olympic speaker won at the 2008 Beijing Games was that his gold four years previously was in the Kilo, which was not included in Beijing. Incredibly, Chris changed tack and got involved in the Team Sprint, Sprint and Keirin and beat everyone else in those events hands down. Not surprisingly, the following year he was given a knighthood to add to the MBE that he got in 2005.
Four years later – in 2013 – Hoy retired from competitive cycling. As well as creating a name for himself as a popular Olympic speaker, he moved into motorsport, racing in the British GT Championship in 2014 and taking part in the world-famous Le Mans event in 2015, winning the title with his team. He raced again at Le Mans in 2016.
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