Chris Hoy Facts
Scottish track cyclist representing Great Britain and Scotland
- Sir Christopher Andrew "Chris" Hoy, MBE is a Scottish track cyclist representing Great Britain and Scotland.
- He was born on March 23, 1976 in Edinburgh, Scotland.
- Hoy joined his first cycling club, Dunedin CC, in 1992.
- In 1994, he moved to City of Edinburgh Racing Club.
- He has two honorary doctorates given by University of Edinburgh in 2005 and University of St Andrews in 2009.
- He won three gold medals in 2008 Beijing Olympics and has became Scotland's most successful Olympian.
- He is the first Briton to win three gold medals in a single Olympic games since Henry Taylor, in 1908.
- He is the most successful Olympic male cyclist of all time.
- He is an ambassador for the 2012 Summer Olympics in London. He heads the Britain's cycling team for the games.
- He is married to Sarra Kemp, a lawyer from Edinburgh.
- His autobiography, Chris Hoy: the Autobiography, was published by Harper Collins in October 2009.
- He was appointed a Member of the Order of the British Empire (MBE) for services to cycling in the 2005 New Year Honours.