Sir Chris Hoy joins Baillie Gifford Borders Book Festival Online 2020 line up

Great Britain’s most successful Olympian ever, the six-time gold medal winning Sir Chris Hoy will be taking part in the Ballie Gifford Borders Book Online Festival 2020 with an inspiring event about achieving your dreams.

Thursday, 1st October 2020, 6:00 am

As a boy, Chris Hoy never would have believed that he could have achieved his dream of becoming an Olympic Champion.

In his first motivational book for children, he shares everything he has learned on his journey to help inspire kids to fulfil their potential and be the best they can be. The book brings together his incredible personal story with practical ideas for building confidence, resilience and self-belief, as well as dealing with failure. An essential read for any young person with a big dream, this guide shows that anything is possible with a positive attitude!

Sir Chris Hoy is Great Britain’s most successful Olympic athlete of all time, with six gold medals and one silver. Chris was voted 2008 BBC Sports Personality of the Year. His achievements throughout his career make him one of Team GB’s most successful Olympians, the first Briton since 1908 to win three gold medals in a single Olympic Games, and one of the most successful Olympic cyclists of all time. Since retiring from competitive cycling, Chris has become and award-winning author and motivational speaker.

Saltire Roofing & Building Managing Director, Steven McIntosh said: “We’re absolutely delighted to have such an exciting close to the Saltire Roofing & Building Family Series at the festival. We chose to sponsor this event because as a company, we like to give back to local communities and support local children.

“Sir Chris Hoy is a national hero and a fantastic inspiration to young people. I can’t wait to find out more about his new book and I hope that his story can encourage children to believe in themselves and go for their dreams.”

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