Sir Chris Hoy is the most successful Olympic male cyclist of all time. He is a 6 times Olympic champion and 11 times World champion. 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.
Before track cycling, Chris 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.
At the end of 2008, Chris was named as BBC Sports Personality of the Year., finishing ahead of Formula One world champion Lewis Hamilton and Olympic swimmer Rebecca Adlington. In so doing, he 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.
Due to Hoy’s remarkable achievements he was inducted into the University of Edinburgh’s Sports Hall of Fame, in June 2009.
At the London 2012 Olympics, Chris won his 6th Olympic gold medal, storming to an incredible victory in the keirin on the final night of track cycling in the London Velodrome, becoming Great Britain’s most successful athlete.
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.