Sir Chris Hoy, eleven times cycling champion as well as 6 times Olympic gold medal winner, would visit Edge Hill University later in April. On 4th April, Monday, the Olympic legend would be bringing in his new pursuit- children’s books.
Sir Chris would read and speak about his new kids’ book series called ‘Flying Fergus’ at very special free events for schools and families, preferably suited to kids in key stage 2. The first 2 books in the series speak the tale of Fergus, who is a boy with a great imagination as well as a special bike. Depicted as a fabulously fun cycling adventure series, the books also has illustrations by Clare Elsom and are targeted at readers aged 5 to 8 years old.
The Great Cycle Challenge and The Best Birthday Bike were written with author Joanna Nadin and they were released in February. They would be available to buy on the day for £5 each as well as Sir Chris would also be available to sign the books and then meet with the kids after each of the sessions.
More titles in the series would be unveiled in July, October this year and then in January 2017. A non-fiction cycling guide would also be unveiled in October. Sir Chris Hoy told that he is very excited regarding coming to Edge Hill and meeting the children and families and talking about his new books and Fergus. He always look forward to the Q&A session and some of the questions the children ask him.