Chris Hoy

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Sir Chris is the most successful Olympic male cyclist of all time. His achievements throughout his career make him Scotland’s most successful Olympian and the first Briton since 1908 to win three Gold medals in a single Olympic Games. 

Chris Hoy (Sir Christopher Andrew “Chris” Hoy, MBE) is a track cyclist representing Great Britain and Scotland. He was named Sportsman of the Year by the Sports Journalists’ Association of Great Britain in 2008.

Before track cycling, Hoy raced BMX between the ages of 7 and 14 and was ranked second in Britain, fifth in Europe and ninth in the world. He received sponsorship from Slazenger and Kwik-Fit. He joined his first cycling club, Dunedin CC, in 1992 and began concentrating on track cycling in 1994, when he joined the City of Edinburgh Racing Club.

On 14 December 2008, Hoy was also named as BBC Sports Personality of the Year. He finished ahead of Formula One world champion Lewis Hamilton and Olympic swimmer Rebecca Adlington. Hoy became only the second cyclist ever to win the award after Tommy Simpson in 1965.

Hoy is also the subject of a book by Richard Moore, Heroes, Villains and Velodromes: Chris Hoy and Britain’s Track Cycling Revolution, published in June 2008 by HarperCollins, who also published his autobiography, Chris Hoy: the Autobiography, October 2009.

Due to Hoy’s remarkable achievements he was inducted into the University of Edinburgh’s Sports Hall of Fame, in June 2009,

He is an ambassador for the 2012 Summer Olympics in London, and the Scottish National Velodrome being built for the 2014 Commonwealth Games in Glasgow is to be named in his honour.

Given Chris’ considerable sporting excellence it is hard to imagine a better motivational speaker, and his profile and status make him an exceptional brand ambassador.

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