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Praise for Chris Hoy:
‘It’s hard to think of a more deserving recipient of success than Chris Hoy’ Guardian
‘Who is my sporting hero?' It's Chris Hoy.' He's an inspiration…a real role model’ Team-mate Victoria Pendleton
‘To appreciate Hoy, you need to understand his exercise of self-control, plus those nagging doubts, for it is this potent combination that has driven him to such heights’ The Times
Chris Hoy was born in Edinburgh in March 1976. He represented Scotland at junior level for BMX and rowing, and joined his first cycling club, Dunedin CC, in 1992. He began focusing on track racing and joined the City of Edinburgh Racing Club a couple of years later. Chris has been a member of the British track cycling squad since 1996. He has a degree in applied sports science from the University of Edinburgh. He has four Olympic gold medals to his name, nine World Championships, and two Commonwealth Games golds. He received a knighthood in 2009.
A really vivid picture of what it takes to succeed at a competitive sport. A pity about the occasional use of unnecessary strong language/Published 13 days ago by Reginald William Dear
Great story and such a down to earth guy. Great ambassador for British sport and for Scotland. I love a story about someone who doesn't follow the conventional wisdom and yet... Read morePublished 1 month ago by JB Cape Town
A great account of an amazing achievement in such a challenging sport. I couldn't put this down once I'd picked it up.Published 1 month ago by sonia drewery