Sir Chris Hoy got back on two wheels recently – although not the wheels you might expect of Britains most successful Olympian.
The cyclist turned TV pundit, whose Olympic record was matched this week by Jason Kenny, has mastered a technique called ‘skiing’ in a Nissan Juke. Under the instruction of world-famous stunt driver Terry Grant, Sir Chris was introduced to the stunt made famous over the years from James Bond films, Knight Rider and the Dukes of Hazzard.
Speaking of the experience Sir Chris commented; “I loved it. I never thought it would be as much fun as it was, but I just wanted to keep going. When I caught the roll and was suddenly driving on two wheels it was such a rush of adrenaline and relief in equal measure – an amazing experience. Thanks to Terry and Nissan for allowing me to add another string to my driving bow.”
Earlier this year, Sir Chris fulfilled a lifetime ambition by competing in the 24hr Le Mans endurance race, having trained with Nissan’s Advanced Driver Programme for three years.
Speaking of his star pupil, Terry Grant remarked: “Chris nailed it two for two! Driving on two wheels in two days – most people would take two months to master that. I think it highlights his ability to soak up instruction and apply discipline to something that’s both mentally and physically challenging – of which he’s got plenty of experience. Operating under pressure and being in control at all times, they’re the skills you need for this stunt. To master it in such a short period of time though, I’m really impressed.”
You can watch Chris in action, below.