Olympic gold medallist Sir Chris Hoy comes to Cyclopark
Hundreds of cycling fans got to realise their dream of riding
with Britain’s most decorated Olympic hero in Kent this
Riders from across the county and other beyond descended on the
Cyclopark in Gravesend to join the 11-time world champion and
six-time Olympic champion Sir Chris Hoy on a ride around the
He was in Kent to test his new brand of Hoy
bike, due to be launched later this year.
Speaking exclusively to KentOnline, Sir Chris said he was
thrilled with what the park had to offer and the number of fans who
had joined him on the hour-long ride of the road track.
“It was fantastic! I’m so overwhelmed at how many people turned
up, it’s a great facility and I had a really amazing afternoon”
The event also attracted children of all ages - with a number of
schools from the area allowing their students to join the ride
Encouraged by the number of youngsters who turned up to the
event, he was was confident the park would be able to help
produce the next generation of gold medallists.
He said: “Absolutely, the facility offers all kinds of cycling,
no traffic, its brilliant!”
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