Sir Chris Hoy MBE, multiple world and Olympic champion track cyclist, was born and raised in Edinburgh and has been competing in various sports since the age of seven. Chris won his first Olympic Gold medal in Athens 2004 in the Kilo – an event that was dropped from the Olympics in Beijing. Chris took this in his stride and switched his focus to the Keirin, Sprint and Team Sprint. He went on to win a gold medal in all three at the Beijing Olympics, cementing his name in the history books.
Following his historic hat-trick of gold medals in Beijing, Chris was voted 2008 BBC Sports Personality of the Year. He was also awarded a Knighthood in the 2009 New Year Honours list, capping an extraordinary year for the track cyclist from Edinburgh. In 2012 at his home Olympic Games in London, Chris won his fifth and sixth gold medals - becoming Great Britain’s most successful Olympic athlete of all time with six gold medals and one silver. With an impressive list of racing accolades already under his belt, Chris is no doubt the short favourite for the Mazda6 Celebrity Challenge.
How old were you when you got your licence?
My first car was a?
Citron Xantia and I called it many things!
The person I would like to beat the most is?
Anna Meares because I've never had the chance to race against her in all the years we've competed alongside each other.
My favourite F1 driver is?
Lewis Hamilton because of his full commitment when he's racing.
What made you decide to participate in the M6CC?
I love driving and this is a once in a lifetime opportunity to drive on a race circuit the same weekend as an F1 Grand Prix.