Olympian Sir Chris Hoy introduces Flying Fergus

4th Apr 2016, 9:30am - 11:30am

Edge Hill University

Chris hoy

Eleven times World Champion and six times Olympic gold medallist Sir Chris Hoy will visit Edge Hill University in April to introduce his new pursuit – children’s books.

Sir Chris will read and talk about his new children’s book series, ‘Flying Fergus’ at special free events for schools and families, ideally suited to children in key stage 2, on Monday April 4.

The first two books in the series tell the story of Fergus, who is a boy with a big imagination and a very special bike. Described as a fantastically fun, magical cycling adventure series, the books also include illustrations by Clare Elsom and are aimed at readers aged five to eight years old.

The Best Birthday Bike and The Great Cycle Challenge were written with author Joanna Nadin and were published in February. They will be available to purchase on the day for £5 each and Sir Chris will also be available to sign the books and meet with the children after each of the sessions.

Further titles in the series will be released in July, October and January 2017. A non-fiction guide to cycling will also be published in October.

Sir Chris Hoy said: “I am really excited about coming to Edge Hill and meeting the children and families and chatting about my new books and Fergus. I always look forward to the Q&A session and some of the questions the children ask me.”

The event is aimed at Key stage 2 children, especially those aged between 5 and 8, as well as siblings, families, schools, holiday groups and childcare providers