Sir Chris Hoy's Napier bike range at Evans Cycles expands in time for Christmas

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HOY Bikes has expanded its range of Napier balance bikes in time for Christmas, with three new colours across the range.

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Inspired by the BMX bikes Sir Chris Hoy used to ride in his early days, the Napier is part of Evans Cycles’ ‘real bikes for real riders’ campaign.

The lightweight frame and low stand-over height make it easy for younger riders to enjoy the bike, with a carrying handle on the saddle for the parent when the rider gets a little tired.

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Earlier in the year, Hoy spoke to CW about his move into bike designing, explaining how exciting it was to get his first bike – the feeling he hopes to inspire with his range of children’s bikes.

“My first bike was a second-hand one from a jumble sale,” he said. “My dad resprayed it and pimped it up with BMX handlebars and grips and put some stickers on it. I absolutely loved it, and within a couple of weeks of learning to ride a bike I was wanting to do jumps.”

The HOY Napier retails at £110 at Evans Cycles, with three new colours inspired by the rainbow jerseys that Sir Chris won 11 times in his track career.