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Shand hand-built Hoy Keirin bike

Written by Fiona July 30 2014

If you’ve been watching the track cycling at Glasgow 2014, you’ll know what the Keirin race is. Well, you’ll have an idea anyway! The Keiran is a form of motor-paced cycle racing in which track cyclists sprint for victory following a speed-controlled start behind a motorised pacer.

Scottish track cyclist Sir Chris Hoy is a gold medal winner in this event, among many others.

Now the seven-times Olympic medal winner has teamed up with a Scottish independent bicycle manufacturer Shand to produce a bespoke hand-built HOY Keirin bike.

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This collaboration is seen as a great Scottish partnership and a timely tribute to the Glasgow Commonwealth Games.

Hoy represented Scotland at three Commonwealth Games, winning his first major Championship gold medal at Manchester in 2002. Sir Chris Hoy is also part of the Glasgow 2014 Organising Committee as an ambassador for Glasgow 2014.

The HOY Keirin bike has been built as a one-off for Sir Chris after he met with Steven Shand in Edinburgh last year. The pair discussed at length their experience of Japanese Keirin racing and the specifics of the steel track bike, and so the idea to custom-build a unique HOY Keirin bike was born.

The tubing and geometry of the HOY Keirin bike was specified by Chris and the construction details are Shand’s expertise. The result is a bike worthy of bearing the gold and silver bands of Sir Chris Hoy’s career and maybe the start of more development in this area.

Wider HOY bikes range

HOY bikes are developed by Sir Chris Hoy in partnership with Evans Cycles. The line-up is inspired by Sir Chris’ career and offers something for everyone with road, city and track bikes, as well as an exciting line-up of children’s bikes. Hoy bikes

Shand is an independent British bicycle manufacturer based in Scotland, fabricating hand-built custom and production bikes. All bikes are inspired by Scotland’s roads, trails and mountains. Shand Cycles

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