Sir Chris Hoy MBE is GB’s most successful Olympic athlete of all time, with six gold medals and one silver.
Chris won his first Olympic gold medal in Athens 2004. He won gold medals in the Keirin, Sprint and Team Sprint at the Beijing Olympics, cementing his name in the history books. Chris was voted 2008 BBC Sports Personality of the Year and awarded a Knighthood one year later.
In 2012 at his home Olympic Games in London, Chris won his fifth and sixth gold medals. Following his retirement, Chris remains passionate about cycling – he has his own bike range HOY Bikes – and gives young people the opportunity to fulfil their sporting ambitions.
Sir Chris has said that receiving National Lottery funding as a young cyclist changed his life. In 2014, the public voted Sir Chris a ‘National Treasure’ for his achievements with National Lottery funding.