ID check for Sir Chris Hoy at Chris Hoy velodrome

Six-time Olympic gold medallist Sir Chris Hoy was stopped and asked fro ID at the velodrome named after him. 'Pic: Neil Hanna
Six-time Olympic gold medallist Sir Chris Hoy was stopped and asked fro ID at the velodrome named after him. 'Pic: Neil Hanna
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He might be Britain’s most successful Olympian and the man who gave his name to the Glasgow Games velodrome - but that didn’t stop Sir Chris Hoy being asked for ID by security at the venue.

The Edinburgh cycling star headed to the velodrome named in his honour on the opening day of the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games to catch the start of the cycling events amidst a packed crowd.

But despite being one of the most famous sport stars in the country, he was still reportedly stopped by security and asked for his official ID.

After explaining who he was however, Hoy was allowed in by the slightly embarrassed official and took his seat in the stands.

And the unflappable Olympian was unruffled by the experience, and later told followers: “She was just doing her job!!”

It came after Hoy had an interesting night at the opening ceremony - being called in to help Commonwealth Games president Prince Imran of Malaysia open the Queen’s Baton while Her Royal Highness - and millions of viewers around the world - looked on.

He later tweeted: “Blimey, that was like trying to solve a Rubik’s cube! #phew”