Triple Olympic Gold medal winner, Chris Hoy, took time out from signing copies of his new book Heroes, Villains and Velodromes, to receive another item of gold – The Times Comprehensive Atlas of the World. Sheena Barclay (Collins Geo Director) presented Chris Hoy and Richard Moore each with a copy of the atlas. He may not need it to find out how to get to the next Olympics in London, only a cycle ride from his current home in Manchester. He did however comment how useful it would be for planning his next holiday.
In December 2008 Chris won another award when he became BBC Sports Personality of the Year 2008.