Sir Chris Hoy - Cycling

Hometown: Edinburgh
Sport: Cycling
Event: Keirin, Sprint, Team sprint, Kilo
Games: Athens 2004, Beijing 2008, London 2012

Chris Hoy is Britain's most successful Olympian.

Chris Hoy started getting involved in sport at the age of seven. He was a BMX racer as a child and became Scottish Champion in BMX racing at the age of 14. Chris was also good at Rowing and Rugby, and rowed for Scotland as a junior.

Chris joined his first cycling club in 1992 and in 1994, he joined the City of Edinburgh Racing Club, winning his first world medal in 1999. Over the period of his cycling career, Chris has won an incredible 11 World Championships and six Olympic Championships. Chris won Gold at Athens in the Kilo event and at Beijing in 2008, he won Gold in three other events: the Keirin, Sprint and Team Sprint.

Chris trains for between 25 and 35 hours a week, depending on the time of year, and usually starts the day with a two-hour session at the gym or an aerobic road ride. Afternoons are usually spent at the Velodrome with team-mates and coaching staff.

Chris has always been an inspiration to young people entering his sport and has been named official Ambassador for the 2014 Glasgow Commonwealth Games: "I'm proud to lend my support to the next great sporting event on home soil. Making sure that people from all walks of life, especially young people, feel inspired to be part of the Games will be a big focus for me."

At London 2012, Chris won Gold in the Team Sprint with Jason Kenny and Philip Hindes, and Gold in the Keirin.