Sir Christopher Andrew Hoy, MBE is a former track cyclist from Scotland who represented Great Britain at the Olympic and World Championships and Scotland at the Commonwealth Games. Chris is an eleven-time World Champion and six-time Olympic champion. With a total of seven Olympic medals – six Gold and one Silver – Chris is the most successful track cyclist of all time.
On 18 April 2013, Chris announced his retirement from competitive cycling and said he was very proud to have taken part in the transformation of the sport. It was also his dream to create his own range of bikes, so the launch of ‘HOY Bikes’ was a real milestone and something he is very proud of. The debut range included three road bikes and four city bikes, as well as a track bike. It was later extended by several other designs, including bicycles for children.
Chris’ interest in motor sport competition led him to contest the inaugural season of the Radical Sportscars SR1 Cup, scooping his first motor sport podium at Snetterton in the same season. He took his first victory in international competition at the opening round of the 2015 European Le Mans Series at Silverstone, where he drove a Ginetta-Nissan to a class win alongside team-mate Charlie Robertson. In March 2016 it was confirmed that Chris would be entered for the 2016 Le Mans 24 Hours, sharing a Ligier JS P2-Nissan with Andrea Pizzitola and Michael Munemann. He was the first Summer Olympic medallist to compete at Le Mans, the ninth former Olympian to race there and the second Olympic champion to do so, after alpine skier Henri Oreiller.
In addition, Chris is a best-selling author. His autobiography was published in 2009 and his first children’s fiction book about a young cyclist, titled Flying Fergus, was published in 2016. In 2020, he published another children’s book titled Be Amazing.
Chris is married to Sarra Kemp, a lawyer from Edinburgh. They got married in 2010 at St Giles’ Cathedral, Edinburgh. They have a son, Callum, and a daughter, Chloe.