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Video: Sir Chris Hoy tricks London commuters in trackstand face-off

Film featuring six-time Olympic champion promotes Longest Lap at Revolution Series

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.

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“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 joined as news editor in 2009 and is now the site’s community editor, acting as a link between the team producing the content and our readers. A law and languages graduate, published translator and former retail analyst, he has reported on issues as diverse as cycling-related court cases, anti-doping investigations, the latest developments in the bike industry and the sport’s biggest races. Now back in London full-time after 15 years living in Oxford and Cambridge, he loves cycling along the Thames but misses having his former riding buddy, Elodie the miniature schnauzer, in the basket in front of him.

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