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Arise, Sir Chris Hoy!

robbarkerrobbarker Posts: 1,367
edited December 2008 in The bottom bracket
And very well deserved too.

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  • richaricha Posts: 1,633
    Hoy's mother, Carol, was appointed a MBE for her work as a specialist nurse at the Royal Infirmary in Edinburgh.
    Rich
  • Great news.
  • NWLondonerNWLondoner Posts: 2,047
    Well deserved.

    here is the list in full

    Olympians

    Ed Clancy MBE
    Nicole Cooke MBE
    Chris Hoy Sir (KBE)
    Jason Kenny MBE
    Paul Manning MBE
    Victoria Pendleton MBE
    Rebecca Romero MBE

    Jamie Staff MBE
    Geraint Thomas MBE
    Bradley Wiggins CBE

    Paralympians
    Mark Bristow MBE
    Jody Cundy MBE
    Ellen Hunter (tandem pilot) OBE
    Anthony Kappes MBE
    Darren Kenny OBE
    Aileen McGlynn OBE
    Simon Richardson MBE
    David Stone MBE
    Barney Storey (tandem pilot) MBE
    Sarah Storey OBE

    Performance Director
    David Brailsford CBE
  • snakehipssnakehips Posts: 2,272
    Excellent

    Snake

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  • Mark Cavendish's performances on the road, outside of the Olympics, surely rated an MBE. Two Giro stages and four Tour stages outstripped anything any other British rider has done in any one year. Hopefully 2009 will see him perform just as well or even better, and, without the distraction of the Olympics, he will receive the honour he is rightly due.
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  • AnonymousAnonymous Posts: 79,678
    I can't believe Cav got nowt considering a drug cheat got an MBE :(

    Anyhoo, well done the the other cyclists :)
  • AnonymousAnonymous Posts: 79,678
    Sir Chris Hoy Fact #1

    When Sir Chris Hoy pedals, his bike does not move, it is the earth that rotates.
  • AnonymousAnonymous Posts: 79,678
    Sir Chris Hoy Fact #2
    During a powercut across the whole of Manchester, an engineer connected Sir Chris Hoy's turbo trainer to a turbine at the powerstation. The resulting power from his one hour training session was enough to light up the entire North West for seven weeks.
  • robbarker wrote:
    And very well deserved too.

    Disagree 100%. Knighthoods should be reserved for people who make significant contributions to genuinely improving the quality of other peoples' lives in the long term, not just their own.
    RichA wrote:
    Hoy's mother, Carol, was appointed a MBE for her work as a specialist nurse at the Royal Infirmary in Edinburgh.

    Probably a far more deserving recipient of recognition, IMHO.
  • AnonymousAnonymous Posts: 79,678
    robbarker wrote:
    And very well deserved too.

    Disagree 100%. Knighthoods should be reserved for people who make significant contributions to genuinely improving the quality of other peoples' lives in the long term, not just their own.

    Hoy has made a very positive impression amongst many many people I know, young and old.
    Besides he has inspired me to keep riding hard and has in effect improved my quality of life long-term.
  • AnonymousAnonymous Posts: 79,678
    Sir Chris Hoy Fact #3

    Faster than a speeding bullet ... more powerful than a locomotive ... able to leap tall buildings in a single bound... yes, these are some of Sir Chris Hoy's warm-up exercises.
  • AnonymousAnonymous Posts: 79,678
    Sir Chris Hoy Fact #4

    There are no steroids in match sprinting. Just cyclists Sir Chris Hoy has breathed on.
  • AnonymousAnonymous Posts: 79,678
    Sir Chris Hoy once challenged Lance Armstrong in a "Who has more testicles?" contest. Sir Chris Hoy won by 5.
  • AnonymousAnonymous Posts: 79,678
    Scientists have estimated that the energy given off during the Big Bang is roughly equal to 1SCHSS

    (Sir Chris Hoy Standing Start)
  • AnonymousAnonymous Posts: 79,678
    Some people wear Superman pyjamas. Superman wears Sir Chris Hoy pyjamas.
  • AnonymousAnonymous Posts: 79,678
    Sir Chris Hoy recently had the idea to sell his urine as a canned beverage. We know this beverage as Red Bull.
  • Rich-TiRich-Ti Posts: 1,831
    Do you guys all sleep with (Sir) Chris Hoy teddies at night too? Get a grip - he's good but this is making me sick :roll: :lol:
  • AnonymousAnonymous Posts: 79,678
    Oooh, can you get those?
  • edhornbyedhornby Posts: 1,780
    Chris Hoy once got in touch with his feminine side

    .. and instantly got it pregnant
    "I get paid to make other people suffer on my wheel, how good is that"
    --Jens Voight
  • AnonymousAnonymous Posts: 79,678
    The Laws of Physics don't apply to Chris Hoy, Physics applies by the Laws of Chris Hoy
  • AnonymousAnonymous Posts: 79,678
    Manchester Velodrome was originally a 100 metre track. Every time Chris Hoy does a standing start the track stretches by a metre. By 2012 it will be a 3km track.
  • AnonymousAnonymous Posts: 79,678
    CERN don't need a Large Hadron Collider, they just need to set Chris Hoy and Jamie Staff off in opposie directions in a velodrome.
  • sloboysloboy Posts: 1,139
    Rich-Ti wrote:
    Do you guys all sleep with (Sir) Chris Hoy teddies at night too? Get a grip - he's good but this is making me sick :roll: :lol:

    I can see what you mean, Rich, but I'm on the side on the Hoyists here. Having seen all of the World Cup meets in Manchester from Athens to Beijing you get to see what a terrific effort Hoy has made converting from the kilo to the other sprint events - and in the Keirin, he's pretty much redefined the event to suit his strengths. The way he rides it and wins it just shouldn't be possible, bu he's now very rarely beaten.

    He is an all time great in track cycling - his record speaks to that quite simply, but I think the manner in which he's done it - with quiet dignity and an absolute unremitting competitive focus - captures values that the British have held out as representing the national character at its best.

    In this, I rate both Hoy and Ainslie as inspirational characters with lessons about dedication and a fieresome will to succeed in their goals that can be widely applied in life.
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