Sir Chris Hoy, winner of three gold medals at Beijing 2008, is the most successful Olympic male cyclist of all time. In July 2009, Chris became an International Inspiration Ambassador.
Sir Chris Hoy was born and raised in Edinburgh. He has represented Great Britain and Scotland throughout his career – winning four Olympic golds, 10 World and two Commonwealth titles to date.
Chris won his first Olympic gold medal at Athens 2004, and at Beijing 2008, he became Scotland's most successful ever Olympian and the first Briton since 1908 to win three gold medals in a single Olympic Games. Chris’ sporting achievements make him the most successful Olympic male cyclist of all time.
In December 2008, Chris was voted BBC Sports Personality of the Year and received a Knighthood in the 2009 New Year Honours List. The following year, Chris became an International Inspiration Ambassador.
A few words from Chris
'Winning my first Olympic gold medal in Athens 2004 and three Olympic golds in Beijing 2008 was the realisation of a lifetime's dream. Standing on the podium was incredible, an absolutely amazing feeling.
'Many children around the world don't even have a safe place to play, let alone a dream of Olympic glory. International Inspiration aims to change that by providing millions of young people with their first opportunity to participate in sport. It's a chance for them to learn how to build their skills, self-esteem and confidence and improve their lives as a result.'