Further Personal Information
Sport Specific Information
|When and where did you begin this sport?
||He started cycling at age 13  at Discovery Juniors Cycling Club.
|Why this sport?
||He started swimming and was introduced to triathlon by his dad. At age 13 he realised why he was in front after the cycling leg but always came in last. He was a good cyclist but not a runner.
He chose the track discipline because he was never very good at endurance.
|Club / Team
||City of Edinburgh Racing Club. (Team Scotland Media Guide, 2010): Edinburgh, SCO
||He trains almost every day, about 20 hours a week total. He goes to Manchester to train most weekends. He will ride for four hours, only stopping for lunch, and then after a short break go to the track and practise standing starts to build up strength in his legs. When he can't go to the track or out on the road he practises on a turbo-trainer at his house.
||Son of Hoy. (dailyrecord.co.uk, 17 Sep 2010)
||Playing drums, going to the cinema, going to the gym. (new.britishcycling.org.uk, 12 Aug 2009, Facebook profile, 17 Sep 2010)
|Hero / Idol
||Chris Hoy. (dailyrecord.co.uk, 17 Sep 2010)
|Awards and honours
||Honoured with Chris Hoy’s Sports Personality of the Year award at the Commonwealth Games Scotland dinner. (inthewinningzone.com, 17 Sep 2010)
||His father, Steward, was a former Scottish international triathlete, and his younger brothers, Paul and Mark, and sister, Joanna, are members of Dundee's Discovery Cycling Club. (dailyrecord.co.uk, 17 Sep 2010, inthewinningzone.com, 17 Sep 2010)
||To compete at the 2012 Olympic Games and 2014 Commonwealth Games and become an Olympic champion. (dailyrecord.co.uk, 17 Sep 2010, inthewinningzone.com, 17 Sep 2010)