Young superfan sends Hoy adorable handwritten birthday card


SIR Chris Hoy has shared an adorable image of a handmade birthday card written by his “biggest fan”.

The cycling legend retweeted the image on Twitter today (FRI) showing the charming message written in pencil alongside an image of Chris cycling around a velodrome.

In the letter youngster Ethan James Grimshaw apologises for sending the 40-year-old a birthday card almost five months late.

But he then goes on to tell Hoy how he plans to become a cyclist just like him and claims that he’s his idols”biggest fan.”

The note said: “Dear Super Sir Chris Hoy, you are the best cyclist I’ve ever seen.“I’m going to do what you do when I’m older.

“Sorry that I didn’t send you a birthday card but I was in Austria skiing, from Ethan James Grimshaw.

“P.s. I’m your biggest fan.”


The sketch of Chris underneath has been captioned “Super Sir Chris Hoy wins!!”

The image was tweeted directly to Hoy by Ethan’s mum, Sarah Grimshaw writing: “I am the worst Mother ever – just found this. I never posted it.”

Hoy quickly responded by re-tweeted a post, writing: “Better late than never.”

Followers of the six-time Olympic gold medallist reacted with delight with one Twitter user writing: “How cute is that #getinspired.”

Others urged Hoy, who is working as part of the BBC team at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games, to mention the letter during a live broadcast.


One fan wrote: “That wee boy’s year will be made if you namecheck him on telly.”

On the track, Britain’s cyclists are emulating the success Hoy experienced four years ago.

The men’s team sprint squad of Philip Hindes, Jason Kenny and Callum Skinner won the first track cycling gold of the games yesterday (Thurs).