Cycling star Sir Chris Hoy has revealed that he’s going to be a father.
The 6-times Olympic gold medallist and double Commonwealth gold medallist announced yesterday that his wife, Sarra Kemp, is expecting their first child.
“It’s a very exciting period of my life and for me and Sarra. Hopefully, a wonderful experience,” Sir Chris told Sky Sports News.
The expectant father also admitted that, amid all the excitement, he was having a few dad-to-be worries. “Everybody I speak to,” he said, “when I ask about their experiences of becoming a parent, they mention lack of sleep, which I’m not great with, so that’ll be a big challenge!”
“But I think maybe I’m just blindly optimistic that it’s going to be great fun and dead easy. I’m sure it won’t be. I’m sure there’ll be lots of tough things but I’m just very excited. It all seems to have happened at the right time.”
Sir Chris and Sarra married in 2010 and Sir Chris retired from competitive cycling just last year. Since then, he has taken up motorsport, with plans to compete at the 24-hour Le Mans race in 2016, started his own bicycle company and acted as an ambassador for UNICEF.