A couple of London bicycle commuters trackstanding at traffic lights got the surprise of their lives when they found themselves in a race with six time Olympic champion Sir Chris Hoy.
The stunt was arranged to promote the Revolution Series, which comes to Lee Valley VeloPark this weekend and which includes the Longest Lap race in which riders have to hold a trackstand until they are giving the order to go.
“I can’t believe what just happened at the lights there, “reflected one of the cyclists afterwards. “Smoked by Chris Hoy.”
Head here for information, including how to buy tickets, for this weekend’s Revolution Series and for the remaining rounds in Glasgow and Manchester.
Simon has been news editor at road.cc since 2009, reporting on 10 editions and counting of pro cycling’s biggest races such as the Tour de France, stories on issues including infrastructure and campaigning, and interviewing some of the biggest names in cycling. A law and languages graduate, published translator and former retail analyst, his background has proved invaluable in reporting on issues as diverse as cycling-related court cases, anti-doping investigations, and the bike industry. He splits his time between London and Cambridge, and loves taking his miniature schnauzer Elodie on adventures in the basket of her Elephant Bike.