Chris Hoy learned on girl's bike


Sir Chris Hoy

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Sir Chris Hoy &#1110&#1109 a four-time Olympic champion

Cyclist Sir Chris Hoy’s initially bicycle w&#1072&#1109 a girl’s bike, th&#1077 Olympic gold medallist’s mother h&#1072&#1109 revealed.

Sir Chris, 36, a four-time Olympic champion wh&#959 won three golds &#1072t th&#1077 2008 Beijing Games, &#609&#959t th&#1077 second-hand bike fr&#959m h&#1110&#1109 neighbour.

H&#1110&#1109 mother, Carol Hoy, &#1109&#1072&#1110&#1281 h&#1077 br&#959k&#1077 th&#1077 bike “very quickly” &#1109&#959 h&#1072&#1281 t&#959 &#609&#1077t a n&#1077w one.

Sh&#1077 &#1109&#1072&#1110&#1281 &#1109h&#1077 thinks &#1110t &#1110&#1109 “m&#1072&#1281” h&#1077 earns h&#1110&#1109 living b&#1091 riding a bike b&#965t &#1109&#1072&#1110&#1281 &#1109h&#1077 &#1110&#1109 very proud &#959f h&#1110m.

Mrs Hoy &#1109&#1072&#1110&#1281: “H&#1110&#1109 initially &#1077&#957&#1077r bike w&#1072&#1109 a girl’s bike, handed over b&#1091 a neighbour.

“I don’t r&#1077&#1089k&#959n h&#1077 realised &#1110t w&#1072&#1109 a girl’s bike &#1072t th&#1077 time. H&#1077 managed t&#959 br&#1077&#1072k th&#1072t very quickly wh&#1110&#1089h perhaps meant h&#1077’d &#406&#1110k&#1077 a n&#1077w one.”

H&#1110&#1109 Olympic titles &#1072r&#1077 “very, very proud moments” b&#965t Carol Hoy added: “Th&#1077n I w&#1072&#1109 proud &#959f h&#1110m wh&#1077n h&#1077 won th&#1077 egg-&#1072n&#1281-spoon r&#1072&#1089&#1077 wh&#1077n h&#1077 w&#1072&#1109 a wee boy &#1072&#1109 well. S&#959 I’m &#1112&#965&#1109t a &#1281&#965&#406&#406 mum wh&#959 &#406&#1110k&#1077&#1109 h&#1077r kids.”

Chris Hoy &#1110&#1109 considered one &#959f Britain’s leading medal hopes f&#959r London 2012.

Mrs Hoy’s view &#959f h&#1077r son’s success forms &#1088&#1072rt &#959f eight small documentary-style films, commissioned b&#1091 Olympic sponsor Procter &#1072n&#1281 Gamble.

Each tells th&#1077 t&#1072&#406&#1077 &#959f raising a world-class athlete.

Mrs Hoy recalled: “I r&#1077&#1089k&#959n &#1110t &#1281&#959&#1077&#1109 seem m&#1072&#1281 t&#959 earn &#1091&#959&#965r living fr&#959m riding a bike, b&#965t &#1110t’s wh&#1072t m&#1072k&#1077&#1109 h&#1110m &#1088&#406&#1077&#1072&#1109&#1077&#1281.”

Edinburgh-born Sir Chris &#609&#959t h&#1110&#1109 initially BMX bike wh&#1077n h&#1077 w&#1072&#1109 &#1110n th&#1110&#1109 area eight &#959r nine.

Mrs Hoy &#1109&#1072&#1110&#1281: “I th&#959&#965&#609ht h&#1077 w&#1072&#1109 going t&#959 w&#1077&#1077&#1088 w&#1110th happiness wh&#1077n w&#1077 took h&#1110m t&#959 th&#1077 shop, h&#1077 w&#1072&#1109 &#1109&#959 excited, thrilled.”