Episode 9

Published on:

7th Jan 2021

Learning a lot from Sir Chris Hoy

So what can we learn from Sir Chris Hoy, MBE? 11 times World Champion, 6 x Olympic Champion. The answer is.. so many things as you'll find out in this fascinating 45 minutes.

We learn about his physical and mental approach to becoming a champion. He didn't believe he was world class until his mid-20's, so what changed? It's something that's led him to believe everyone has the chance to be amazing....find your passion and put in the hard work. A lot of hard work.

Chris talks about the changes at British Cycling which shaped his later career. The help from sports psychologist Steve Peters, the marginal gains and the attention to detail, which included flying his mattress, duvet and pillows all over the world to his competitions.

There's so much more too with great stories on how he learnt he'd got a knighthood, going through a car wash with bikes on his roof rack and life as a best-selling author....from novels to his book Be Amazing.

He has a great take on recreational cycling and how the country should moved forward following the surge in the use of bikes during the pandemic.

We'd love to hear from you with ideas for other guests




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About the Podcast

Track & Ball with Ellen White and Richard Whitehead
England footballer Ellen White and Paralympic Gold Medal winner Richard Whitehead give a real insight into the world of elite sport
We're going to take you into the world of elite sport and give you a real insight in to what it's like to step over the white line and compete against the best. The athletes, the coaches, the support staff.

So who are we? Ellen White is a footballer with Manchester City and England. Ellen's got three world cups to her name and his England's leading all-time goal scorer in that competition.

Richard Whitehead MBE is a double gold winning athlete at the Paralympics, including a memorable day at the London Games in 2012. He's also set the world record for a double leg amputee in the marathon and half marathon.

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Ellen and Richard