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GB's most successful Olympian was at Odd Down Circuit to promote his new bike rangs...

Hundreds of cyclists and spectators turned out in glorious sunshine in Bath this morning for a once-in-a-lifetime chance to ride alongside Olympic legend, Sir Chris Hoy, as the gallery of pictures above shows.

Hoy was at the recently opened Odd Down Circuit as part of a promotional tour to show off his new range of bikes, the six-time Olympic champion also taking time to chat to many of those present in his usual engaging style.

The bikes are being sold through Evans - here's a video of the opening day of the tour on Monday, kicking off with a staff breakfast where employees got the chance to meet one of cycling's true legends.

 

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.