Chris Hoy launches cycling campaign

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SCOTLAND’S greatest Olympian Sir Chris Hoy is fronting a new campaign aimed at getting more Scots on their bikes.

The Edinburgh-born multiple gold medal winner is challenging families to cycle a combined total of 100km over the course of eight weeks over the summer.

Sir Chris Hoy is launching a campaign to encourage summer cycling. Picture: TSPL

Sir Chris Hoy is launching a campaign to encourage summer cycling. Picture: TSPL

Participants of the Summer Cycling Challenge can log their progress online at www.highland-spring.com, where they will be rewarded by messages from Sir Chris and virtual trophies when they reach Bronze (30km) and Silver (65km) milestones.

Families who complete Highland Spring’s challenge and cycle the full 100km will receive a downloadable gold trophy and certificate to share their success and will also be entered into a draw to win a cycling prize package including merchandise signed by Hoy himself.

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.”

For more information and to sign up for the challenge visit www.highland-spring.com.