Sir Chris Hoy retired from professional cycling in 2013, but he’s back on two wheels for this promotional stunt.
He’s not on a bicycle, though. Instead, Hoy has mastered the art of car ‘skiing’, which involves driving a car on two wheels.
Sir Chris joined world record-breaking stuntman Terry Grant at both Silverstone Motor Circuit and Kendrew Barracks over two gruelling days to learn how to pilot the specially-modified Nissan Juke.
On day one, a stabiliser wheel and roll cage were fitted to the exterior of the car to stop it flipping on to its roof. Hoy’s first few attempts were predictably wobbly, but by the end of the session he had started to get the hang of it. Grant even said “he’s way ahead of anyone else that I’ve ever trained, that’s for sure”.
By the end of day two, Hoy had managed to drive 400 metres without the stabiliser wheel, much to the excitement of everyone watching.
After completing his university studies in English and Creative Writing in Cardiff, Jack is now a full time motoring writer at Blackball Media. His love of cars stems from his childhood years when he began to live and breathe all-things automotive.
August 17, 2016