BBC Sports Personality of the Year

Friday December 19 2014

Sir Chris Hoy receives BBC Sports Personality Lifetime Achievement Award

Sir Chris says: “It’s a huge honour to be receiving the Lifetime Achievement Award. I never thought I’d see my name alongside the likes of Sir Steve Redgrave, David Beckham, Seve Ballesteros and others who’ve received this incredible honour and it makes it even more special to be receiving the award in Scotland.”

Barbara Slater, Director, BBC Sport, says: “As a former BBC Sports Personality of the Year winner, Sir Chris Hoy has been a tremendous ambassador for sport and, although he has retired from cycling, continues to be an inspiration to young athletes. It’s fantastic that he is, not only being recognised for his exceptional achievements, but also that it is being awarded to him in his home country, Scotland.”

CH at BBC SPOTY 2014

ROYAL VISIT

Thursday July 31 2014

As the Games in Glasgow draw to a close things have been as busy as ever. On Tuesday I had the pleasure of meeting The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and Prince Harry on a tour of the Commonwealth Games village. As well as meeting athletes and volunteers, we also had the opportunity to meet the fantastic people at UNICEF who have been working tirelessly at the Games to bring children and sport together. I have been supporting UNICEF’s projects since 2009 through my role as an International Inspiration ambassador and for the Glasgow Games I have been the UNICEF UK Ambassador which has been a great honour. During my time working for UNICEF I have had the opportunity to travel to parts of the world where the charity help those children that need help to transform their lives and see first-hand the fantastic work the charity does around the world.

WHAT A WEEK!

Monday July 28 2014

Since the opening ceremony on Thursday evening, the Sir Chris Hoy velodrome here in Glasgow has been a hub of excitement and sporting achievement. With England, Scotland, Wales and the Isle of Man all winning medals, the competition has been stronger than ever for the British teams. It has been an absolute pleasure commentating at this year’s Commonwealth Games. It’s fantastic to see the next generation take to the track and fly their country’s flag high. I’m looking forward to seeing them all compete on the world stage again in Rio 2016.

Huge congratulations to all

Chris

And We’re Off!!!

Friday July 25 2014

What an experience! To be able to carry the baton for the final stage in Glasgow is a moment I will treasure forever. The atmosphere was superb and the Opening Ceremony was spot on – showing all the great aspects of Scotland and its way of life.

It’s also been absolutely incredible to witness the power of such an amazing partnership between UNICEF and Glasgow 2014. I’m immensely proud to be a UNICEF UK Ambassador and to have visited Malawi and seen first-hand the life-saving differences we can make for children, I know how far the millions can go to help continue that amazing work.

Here’s to a fantastic Games! I can’t wait.

Chris

Opening Ceremony

HOY and Vulpine join forces to create new cycling apparel brand.

Sunday July 13 2014

After the successful 2013 launch of HOY bikes, Britain’s most decorated Olympian Sir Chris Hoy, has teamed with start-up success story Vulpine to create a new cycling apparel brand in HOY Vulpine.

Vulpine will apply its expertise in design, innovation and attention to detail, whilst the HOY brand reflects the key attributes of the cycling legend himself: performance, quality and aspiration.  Sir Chris and Vulpine combined, bring more than 30 years cycling experience to the venture, spanning all disciplines from road, track, BMX, mountain biking and everything in-between.

Details of the first release, which is due to launch Spring/Summer 2015, will be announced later this year.  Accessible quality, style and performance proving to be the core considerations for both Vulpine’s designers and Sir Chris, as the initial range takes shape.

Sir Chris Hoy said, “I am thrilled to be working alongside Vulpine.  My aim was always to grow the brand, creating a HOY clothing range that excites cyclists and that I truly believe in, and Vulpine do just that.

Both brands are obsessive about inclusivity, ensuring that all cyclists of all genres, ages and abilities feel welcome.  The designs we’re working through at the moment are absolutely a range of apparel designed by cyclists for cyclists.”

Vulpine founder Nick Hussey is delighted to be working with the HOY brand and with Sir Chris in particular.  “We’ve been in discussions with Chris since late last year.  Very quickly we realised that both brands’ attitudes to cycling as a whole overlap extremely closely.  Neither of us are in it merely to make ‘stuff’.  It all had to mean something.  Chris wanted to work with a brand he could identify with and trust, and I’m beyond thrilled that he chose us.  We both want to make cycling clothing people WANT to wear, not feel they HAVE to!”