Track Cycling Legend Sir Chris Hoy MBE rides and volleys at Ethos for the Highland Spring Sports Day
November 27, 2012
Olympic hero Sir Christopher Hoy MBE and Judy Murray, British Tennis coach, Captain of the Great Britain Fed Cup team and mother of the Britain’s top tennis player Andy Murray, attended the Highland Spring Sports Day at Ethos Sports Centre at Imperial College London on Tuesday 20 November. Highland Spring, a leading supplier of bottled water in the UK, supports school sports days to promote the benefit of sports at all levels. This year’s event was held at Imperial’s flagship sports centre – Ethos.
Having won a total of seven Olympic Games medals, including six gold medals and one silver medal, Sir Chris Hoy MBE is the most successful Olympic track cyclist and Britain’s most successful Olympian. 40 lucky school children aged between 8 and 10 experienced an once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to spend the day with such an inspiring and celebrated Olympian when they joined him and Judy in a series of sports challenges. Together the group took part in various activities including cycling, short tennis, speed reactions and circuits.
Neil Mosley, Assistant Director of Commercial Services and Head of Sport Imperial, commented that “Sport Imperial is extremely proud to be able to host such a meaningful event and it was great to see that Britain’s leading sports professionals are so passionate in promoting the benefit of sport. Sport Imperial really shares the same values and we are very pleased to be part of it. Having an awe-inspiring Olympic hero here like Sir Chris Hoy is not just a bonus but an honour.”
Sir Chris Hoy’s visit to Ethos follows a visit by Great Britain’s most successful ever Paralympian, Sarah Storey. Winner of 22 medals over 6 Paralympics Games - 11 gold medals including 4 at London 2012, 8 silver and 3 bronze, Sarah dominated the velodrome and the British Women’s Road Race last summer. Nearly 100 Imperial bioengineering students and tutors met Sarah at Ethos on Monday 29 October as part of the Engineering Design Project course where students design and build new sporting equipment for disabled athletes.