Not every cyclist is lucky enough to be tutored by an Olympic legend the first time they ride in a velodrome. Then again, not every track rider showing someone how to ride the boards has as their pupil someone whose exploits on a bike have been viewed by millions worldwide.
But that’s the set-up in this film from the organisers of the Glasgow 2012 Commonwealth Games, who brought together Scotland’s two most famous cycling sons, Sir Chris Hoy and Danny MacAskill, at the velodrome that bears the name of the six-time Olympic champion.
We reckon it’s a nice tonic after the week the sport has had, guaranteed to put a smile on your face, and it also saves us having to ask Dave to break out the picture of the kittens. Enjoy.
Born in Scotland, Simon moved to London aged seven and now lives in the Oxfordshire Cotswolds with his miniature schnauzer, Elodie. He fell in love with cycling one Saturday morning in 1994 while living in Italy when Milan-San Remo went past his front door. A daily cycle commuter in London back before riding to work started to boom, he's been news editor at road.cc since 2009. Handily for work, he speaks French and Italian. He doesn't get to ride his Colnago as often as he'd like, and freely admits he's much more adept at cooking than fettling with bikes.