HOY BIKE TOUR 27th – 29th May

Friday June 6 2014

Last week, to celebrate the launch of my new HOY kid’s bike range, I travelled around the UK on a whistle stop tour from Brighton and London and then up to Liverpool & Glasgow. Despite the wet weather (!) hundreds of riders of all ages turned up at each venue. The kids were able to test ride the new range of bikes around a mini test track and also have the opportunity to ride alongside me.

You can watch a video of the Evans Hoy Tour here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9vA1WwK7m_k&list=UUhxjTvLPLP1tWt2ipLXRCXg&feature=share

The new range of bikes is available exclusively at Evans.

To find out more information click here: http://www.hoybikes.com/

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Sir Chris Hoy announced as honorary patron of Winning Scotland Foundation

Wednesday June 4 2014

Chris’s patronage of Winning Scotland Foundation was formally announced in May at the charity’s BE YOUR PERSONAL BEST event. Along with fellow patron, Katherine Grainger, Chris inspired pupils, patrons and supporters of Winning Scotland Foundation with stories of his own experiences of training and the life lessons he learned along the way.

Winning Scotland Foundation is an independent charity that is working to create a culture where all young people in Scotland have the opportunity to develop themselves and learn important life skills. By using sport as a learning tool, the Foundation aims to enable all young people today, and in the future, to be well-prepared for their lives ahead of them.

The world today faces an unprecedented rate of change that will bring with it more challenges, risks and uncertainties for young people than ever before. The skill set that youngsters will need for life in the future will not be the same as skills they have today. Our young people will need increased resilience, confidence in the face of adversity, versatility and adaptability and the ability to achieve success through sustained effort.

Winning Scotland Foundation uses sport to provide young people with accessible and enjoyable opportunities to learn these skills.

Chris remarked, “I chose to support Winning Scotland Foundation, as it’s a great charity that inspires kids to get the best out of themselves. It’s about so much more than sport, and shows young people that they can achieve their personal best in anything, whether that be school, music, art or sport, and do amazing things if they work hard.”

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My Le Mans Dream with Nissan

Friday April 11 2014

Nissan, the Official Automotive Partner of the British Olympic Association (BOA) and British Paralympic Associations (BPA), has signed me as a Brand Ambassador on the Road to Rio 2016.

I’m going to be driving a Nissan GT-R NISMO GT3 car in this year’s British GT Championship. The ultimate goal of the programme will be competing with Nissan in 2016 at the Le Mans 24 Hours – the world’s most famous endurance race.

When we sat down to discuss the relationship, we talked about how we could make things a two-way street. When I learned what had been achieved through Nissan’s Driver Development Programme I was keen to take my enthusiasm for motorsport to the next level. This won’t be easy – but I could not turn down the chance to give it a go. My ultimate ambition is to race at Le Mans. That is the dream, but I’m taking this one step at a time.

Nissan Testing.  Silverstone, England. 26/03/2014 Photo: Drew Gibson

Nissan GB Marketing Director, Guillaume Masurel said: “At Nissan, we always do things differently. As Britain’s biggest vehicle manufacturer, we are proud to commit our support for both the British Olympic Association and British Paralympic Association on the road to success in Rio 2016. Through our #uniteandexcite campaign we will be giving fans exclusive access to our team of athletes and showcasing their stories and preparation as we count down to Rio 2016.

“Now we can offer another new story, which is a further demonstration of Nissan’s innovative thinking.  We will be supporting the new talent and new technology through our partnership with BOA and BPA but in this case the new talent happens to be Britain’s most successful Olympian. Sir Chris has already shown that he is a very capable driver and by combining our expertise in driver development, a great car and an experienced team with his natural ability, drive and determination, this will be a fascinating journey.”

I’ll be racing for the experienced Nissan GT Academy Team RJN. NISMO Athlete Alex Buncombe, who has helped all of the GT Academy graduates transition from gamer-to-racer, will be partnering me in the Nissan GT-R NISMO GT3 for the majority of the season’s seven race weekends.

The 2014 British GT Championship gets underway on Easter weekend (19-21 April) at Cheshire’s Oulton Park circuit.

Announcing the HOY One Hundred Sportive

Wednesday March 12 2014

I’m delighted to announce the HOY One Hundred Sportive on Sunday 7 September. The epic 100 mile ride starts in Skipton and takes riders over some of the toughest hills and most spectacular scenery in the Pennines – with 11,000ft of climbing. There will also be a shorter half-route option for those who want to see the breath-taking views without travelling 100 miles. I’ll be welcoming riders at the start line before heading off myself, riding alongside my fellow participants.

The event is being organised by Evans Cycles and supporting my charity of choice, SAMH. Entry includes pre ride breakfast and a hot meal afterwards, as well as well stocked feed stations on route, and rider support with mechanics and broomwagon. Full and half routes are both fully marked with waterproof maps provided and there is also electronic timing for every rider. All participants will receive a free HOY goody bag on the day.

Entry is £35 for both full and half routes with £7 of every entry fee going to SAMH. Limited to 1,000 places, click here to enter now or go to www.evanscycles.com

Gold in Colombia!

Friday February 28 2014

It’s great to be back in Cali, Columbia, with the GB team for this week’s World Track Cycling Championships. My role here is really just to help out behind the scenes with the team, there are a number of new riders for whom this is their first World Champs, so it’s often helpful to have a sounding board to chat to before or during competition. In reality, like every member of GB cycling’s support staff, I’m hopefully pitching in and doing whatever I can do enable each athlete to get the best out of themselves.  It’s great to be back around the team again at the sharp end of things, and seeing the athletes and coaches working so well together reminds me how fortunate I was to have such great support throughout my career.

Our Team Sprint girls Jess Varnish and Becky James got the Championships off to a solid start with bronze, and last night the Women’s Team Pursuit won Gold, beating the Canadian team by over a second. There are plenty of great GB medal chances to come, I’m really excited to see what happens over the rest of the week.


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