Sir Chris Hoy asked for ID - to get into Sir Chris Hoy Velodrome

Six-time Olympic champion says member of security staff only doing her job

by Simon_MacMichael   July 24, 2014  

Chris Hoy with gold medal at London 2012 (copyright Britishcycling.org.uk)

You just know that Sir Chris Hoy is far too nice to ever pull the old “don’t you know who I am routine” – but he was at the centre of a second embarrassing moment in around 12 hours at the Commonwealth Games when he was briefly refused entrance to the velodrome that bears his name in Glasgow earlier today.

According to the Daily Record, the six-time Olympic champion was asked for identification by a female member of security staff as he sought to enter the venue this morning, although he sprang to her defence on Twitter, pointing out she was only doing what she was supposed to do.

 

 

At yesterday evening’s opening ceremony at Celtic Park, Hoy helped spare the blushes of Prince Imran of Malaysia who was struggling to open the Queen’s Baton in the presence of Her Majesty, the former track cyclist stepping in to help him open it to release the message inside.

8 user comments

Oldest firstNewest firstBest rated

Not only is he correct, but he is a perfect gentleman.

posted by nortonpdj [18 posts]
25th July 2014 - 8:13

14 Likes

I voz only followink orders !

posted by Beaufort [164 posts]
25th July 2014 - 8:37

14 Likes

Did anyone ask the Queen for ID?

Silly me. You're probably right....

MercuryOne's picture

posted by MercuryOne [1059 posts]
25th July 2014 - 9:27

9 Likes

Much ado about nothing...

Advice is a form of nostalgia. Dispensing it is a way of fishing the past from the disposal, wiping it off, painting over the ugly parts and recycling it for more than it's worth.

jmaccelari's picture

posted by jmaccelari [155 posts]
25th July 2014 - 9:29

9 Likes

Probably only wanted to chat with him so this was her way to do it. Day Dreaming

Airzound

posted by Airzound [313 posts]
25th July 2014 - 10:51

25 Likes

MercuryOne wrote:
Did anyone ask the Queen for ID?

And if they did, would she whip out a £10 note?

posted by bikebot [556 posts]
25th July 2014 - 12:29

12 Likes

bikebot wrote:
MercuryOne wrote:
Did anyone ask the Queen for ID?

And if they did, would she whip out a £10 note?

and scrunch it up a bit...

posted by Ratfink [29 posts]
25th July 2014 - 17:02

3 Likes

bikebot wrote:
MercuryOne wrote:
Did anyone ask the Queen for ID?

And if they did, would she whip out a £10 note?

and scrunch it up a bit...

posted by Ratfink [29 posts]
25th July 2014 - 17:13

3 Likes