Sir Chris Hoy Returns to Two Wheels

Old habits die hard

Despite retiring from competitive cycling some years ago, the temptation to return to two wheels proved just too hard to resist for Sir Chris Hoy.

That’s why he was at Silverstone with stunt driver Terry Grant, learning the art of balancing a Nissan Juke on half of its usually required number of wheels. The next day the team moved to Kendrew Barracks to put his skills to the test on thier runway, and you can see the results in the video below.

“I loved it,” exclaimed Sir Chris. “On day one I felt like I was only getting a first foot on the ladder and it’d be weeks before I’d be driving without the safety net. Then today when they took the stabilizer wheel off and there was the risk of rolling the car, the pressure didn’t get to me. 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.”

“Chris nailed it,” added Grant. “Driving on two wheels in two days – most people would take two months to master that!”

Terry Grant’s two-wheel history includes setting 23 Guinness World Records, including the fastest mile on two wheels set in a Nissan Juke Nismo RS.

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Phil is a motoring writer for print and web, failed racing driver, car hoarder and banger rally competitor. Nominated for the Headline Auto Rising Star award and a MGMW member, Phil freelances for outlets as diverse as Diesel Car magazine, and Cambridge Magazine, amongst many others. He also maintains a fleet of unloved motors, but spends most of his time driving an old Corvette.

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