CYCLING legend Sir Chris Hoy was pulled over by police who mistook him for a burglar, a close friend has revealed.
Robert Scott, 66, said he and Sir Chris, 37, were stopped by Manchester police before his Olympic-winning hayday because they looked like “suspicious” characters.
The pair had been travelling back to Scotland in Hoy’s BMW when they were pulled over by police.
Mr Scott – a 66-year-old joiner at the Meadowbank velodrome in Edinburgh – said: “Chris was driving us back to Scotland in his black BMW.
“We both happened to be dressed in black and wearing black woollen beanies.
“Our equipment was piled up in black bags in the back of the car – then the police pulled us over to question us.
“It was tense for minute – in hindsight it must have looked rather suspicious.”
Last week following his retirement from cycling Sir Chris also joked with controversial funnyman Frankie Boyle they could rob a bank while on a tandem.