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Sir Chris Hoy launches Summer Cycling Challenge + WIN

Aimed at families who want to get the miles in over eight weeks

Sir Chris Hoy is to launch a Summer Cycling Challenge on July 1, aimed at families looking for something cheap, fun and inspiring to do over the summer holidays.

By registering online and logging their miles, participants can work towards goals of 30, 65 and 100km. 

There are messages of encouragement from the man himself, plus families who clock up the full mileage are eligible for a prize draw to win loads of cycling goodies, including two adult Hoy Shizuoka bikes, and signed gear too.

We wrote about the Shizuoka recently - and it looks a nice piece of kit.

Sir Chris said: “The Highland Spring Summer Cycling Challenge gives families the perfect opportunity to do something free, fun and healthy this summer.

"There are great cycle paths throughout the UK, and the Challenge is a fantastic way to get out and explore your local area – parts that you probably don’t get to see from a car or a bus.”

After an unpromising start, having to be bribed by her parents to learn to ride without stabilisers, Sarah became rather keener on cycling in her university years, and was eventually persuaded to upgrade to proper road cycling by the prospect of a shiny red Italian bike, which she promptly destroyed by trapping a pair of knickers in the rear derailleur. Sarah writes about about cycling every weekend on

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