Sir Chris Hoy will co-author the Flying Fergus book series, due to be published in March 2016

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Great Britain Olympic track champion Sir Chris Hoy will write a series of children’s cycling story books, due to be launched in March 2016.

Hoy will co-author the Flying Fergus book series aimed at five to eight year olds with Joanna Nadin, who wrote the Rachel Riley books. According to publisher Hot Key Books, the stories follow the exploits of central character Fergus as he discovers his dad’s rusty old bike has “more to it than meets the eye”.

Two of the six books will be published in March 2016, with more released in July, October 2016 and January 2017. There will also be a factual book published in October 2016.

“Working with Jo Nadin has been fantastic and my hope is that Flying Fergus excites and inspires children, opening their eyes to the freedom and adventures two wheels can offer with just a little hard work,” said Hoy.

When Hoy retired from competitive cycling in spring 2013, he did so as Britain’s most decorated Olympian with six golds and one silver medal. He has launched a range of HOY branded bikes in conjunction with retailer Evans Cycles, including a range of children’s models. The 39-year-old Scotsman has also recently launched a range of clothing with Vulpine.