Chris Hoy Revolution 22

It was Friday, the day before Britain's Olympic triple gold medallist Chris Hoy was due to race the Revolution, his first competition since racing in Beijing four months ago.

I was scouring Manchester Velodrome looking for him. I'd been trying to secure an interview for weeks, but Hoy's schedule of public appearances, receptions and TV shows was too tight.

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Keith Bingham joined the Cycling Weekly team in the summer of 1971, and retired in 2011. During his time, he covered numerous Tours de France, Milk Races and everything in-between. He was well known for his long-running 'Bikewatch' column, and played a pivotal role in fighting for the future of once at-threat cycling venues such as Hog Hill and Herne Hill Velodrome.