Edinburgh cyclists wanted as Sir Chris Hoy seeks ‘world champions’

Scottish cycling legend Sir Chris Hoy met BMX champion Shanaze Reade and three ‘world champions’ to mark the 500 day countdown to the 2023 Worlds. (Photo: Jeff Holmes/JSHPix)

Visiting the Glasgow Velodrome named in his honour, Sir Chris marked the final leg of the countdown and launched the event’s ‘Champions of the Worlds’ initiative seeking club and local community enthusiasts to embrace the Worlds as local representatives of the event. Participants could benefit from volunteer opportunities, exclusive announcements and invitations to championship events.

Sir Chris was also named ambassador and the six-time Olympic gold medalist said: “I’m proud that such a historic event is taking place for the first time ever in my home country. Not only will it be the biggest event never before seen cyclist, this is a unique opportunity to unite the global cycling family and show the incredible breadth of our sport.

“Having competed in front of my home crowd on several occasions, I know how strongly the people of Scotland will be behind the Championships. I am delighted to meet the top three ‘World Champions’ to hear about the brilliant job they are doing to promote cycling and how they support Worlds 2023.

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“I urge all cycling enthusiasts in Scotland and beyond to sign up to support the Championships and help deliver something truly groundbreaking in August 2023.

The 2023 Worlds will bring together 13 existing UCI World Championships in an 11-day mega-event across Scotland. Stirling, Glasgow, Dumfries and Galloway have already been confirmed as venues with more yet to be added.

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