SIR Chris Hoy has declared an interest in becoming Britain’s cycling champion after admitting leading a culture shift across the country would be as satisfying as winning Olympic gold.
Now retired from the sport, Sir Chris – who won six Olympic gold medals during his career – said he had no interest in becoming a politician or serving on an international Olympic committee.
But he admitted the chance to get more people cycling did appeal to him – and he said if it was going to happen it needed to happen now. “Cycling has given me so much,” he said. “I have had such an amazing experience in my life and I want to give a little back and see other people enjoying that too and to see our country become like other ones where cycling is part of the culture.”