'You could have the leg strength to press 100kg' but you won't benefit on the bike without a strong core: Sir Chris Hoy shares his tips for cyclists

Here are five top training tips from track legend Sir Chris Hoy

Image shows Chris Hoy.
(Image credit: PureGym)

Cycling is a great way of keeping fit. It’s low impact and can span everything from long-distance endurance efforts to top-end sprinting power. Still, for general fitness – and peak performance – it’s vitally important to combine this with good nutrition and effective cross training.

As a six-time Olympic Champion and 11-time World Champion, Sir Chris Hoy occupies a firm place in the pantheon of all-time cycling greats. As part of national bike week (6th -12th June 2022), and together with PureGym, Hoy has shared his fitness and nutrition tips for cyclists of all levels.

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Anna Marie Abram
Fitness Features Editor

I’ve been hooked on bikes ever since the age of 12 and my first lap of the Hillingdon Cycle Circuit in the bright yellow kit of the Hillingdon Slipstreamers. For a time, my cycling life centred around racing road and track. 

But that’s since broadened to include multiday two-wheeled, one-sleeping-bag adventures over whatever terrain I happen to meet - with a two-week bikepacking trip from Budapest into the mountains of Slovakia being just the latest.

I still enjoy lining up on a start line, though, racing the British Gravel Championships and finding myself on the podium at the enduro-style gravel event, Gritfest in 2022.

Height: 177cm

Weight: 60–63kg