Chris Hoy Welcomed By Cardiff City Players At Charity Cycling Event 2009: Involved Cycling

Chris Hoy welcomed by Cardiff City players at charity cycling event

Get involved CYCLING sensation Sir Chris Hoy said he is impressed by his fellow Scotsmen firing Cardiff City to the Championship summit on a
visit to the Bluebirds’ new stadium. The Scottish triple Olympic gold medallist, now known as Sir Chris, paid tribute to the Cardiff team, which includes four Jocks, by saying: “It’s great to see a team with so many Scottish players in it doing so well. It’s early in the season, but I hope they can keep it up.” The knighted Edinburgh-born superstar, who is a Hearts fan, met City’s Scottish contingent of Ross McCormack, David Marshall, Gavin Rae and Paul Quinn while visiting the stadium to take part in the Leckwith lap, a Pedal Power charity cycle sprint organised by staff at the nearby Asda store. Hoy raced against City’s Josh Magennis and other young stars from the Cardiff Blues, Cardiff Devils and other youth groups. After the race around the stadium complex, Sir Chris said: “This is all about getting young people off their computers and out onto their bikes. There is a perception that cycling is expensive but my parents bought my first bike for &pound5 and a jumble sale and I loved it.” Asda is hoping to raise &pound1m for the children’s charity in a string of similar events around the country.
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