Sir Chris Hoy to attend Sky Ride Edinburgh

Sir Chris Hoy

We're delighted to announce that Sir Chris Hoy – Great Britain's most successful Olympian and 6-time gold medallist – will attend Sky Ride Edinburgh on Saturday 8 September 2012.

The free cycling event will take place in his home town of Edinburgh for the first time, offering everyone the chance to ride through the city on traffic-free streets, taking in some of its most popular attractions. Sir Chris will be joined at the event by Sky Ride Ambassador Edith Bowman.

Sir Chris Hoy said: 'I'm really looking forward to coming to Edinburgh and supporting my home town’s first Sky Ride City event. For the last four years I’ve been proud to support Sky Ride which gives people the inspiration to get out on their bike and the unique opportunity to enjoy cycling with family and friends on traffic-free streets. It’s been a great summer for cycling and I can’t wait to see everyone motivated by Team GB’s success come together to enjoy a fantastic event – hope to see you there!'

Sky Ride Edinburgh’s 10km route will take in some of the city’s most iconic landmarks and sights including the Scottish Parliament, Holyrood Palace and Arthur’s Seat. The route will be open and traffic-free from 9.30am to 3.30pm allowing participants to take part in the ride at their own pace. With no official start point or start time, cyclists can ride as much or as little of the route as they want.

Sky Ride Edinburgh is just one of the many ways local residents can get back on their bikes through the Sky Ride campaign. Sky Ride Local rides are free, local led-rides running every Sunday through the summer in and around Edinburgh. 

Find out more about the day and register for free to take part.