Children's book giveaway: Flying Fergus - The Championship Cheats by Chris Hoy

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Are your kids always looking for something to read? Our book giveaways are a great way for them to discover new favourites. This week we have the latest story in cyclist Chris Hoy's Flying Fergus series up for grabs - apply for one of 50 free copies now.

This giveaway is sponsored by Piccadilly Press


About the book (for ages 5 - 7)

This is the fourth book in the fantastically fun and magical cycling adventure series from Sir Chris Hoy.

It's time for Fergus and his Hercules' Hopefuls teammates to go to the District Championships, where they're determined to beat their rivals, Wallace's Winners. The problem is, their second-hand junk-shop bikes are proving no match for the flashy new Sullivan Swifts that Wesley Wallace and his teammates have. Grandpa tells them not to worry about it, but it's hard when your gears keep grinding. What's more, Fergus thinks his mum is falling in love with someone… and when Choppy Wallace offers the Hercules' Hopefuls four brand new Sullivan Swifts, Fergus and Daisy suspect the worst - is Mum's fancy man Wesley Wallace's dad? Could Fergus and Wesley become stepbrothers? Disaster!

Meanwhile in Nevermore, Fergus is determined to find his dad and instead ends up tracking down the elusive kitchen cat, Suet. With the help of his friends Lily and Unlucky Luke, they eventually turn the cat back into Fergus's dad. But before they have a chance to ask him anything, he's arrested by the mean King Woebegot! What will happen next?


Praise for the Flying Fergus series

"Champion cyclist Chris Hoy breathes his passion for cycling into this entertaining and imaginative adventure about an ordinary boy and his big cycling dreams." – The Guardian

"It is an inspiring tale: a young boy gets on his new bike and, determined to be the best, pedals to glory." – Scottish Mail on Sunday




About the authors

Sir Chris Hoy MBE was born and raised in Edinburgh and raced BMX until he was 14. Chris won his first Olympic gold medal in Athens in 2004 and went on to win three gold medals at the Beijing Olympics. In 2012 at his home Olympic Games in London, Chris won his fifth and sixth gold medals - in the Keirin and Team Sprint - becoming Great Britain's most successful Olympic athlete of all time with six gold and one silver medal. Chris was voted BBC Sports Personality of the Year in 2008 and awarded a Knighthood in 2009. You can find Chris on his website or on Twitter @chrishoy.

Joanna Nadin is the author of more than 30 books for children and young people. She has been shortlisted for the Roald Dahl Funny Prize and is a former broadcast journalist and Special Adviser to the Prime Minister. You can find Joanna on her website or on Twitter @joannanadin.


Book giveaway

We have 50 copies of Flying Fergus: The Championship Cheats to give away to Mumsnetters. This giveaway ends on Monday 29 August.

We ask all winners to share their thoughts (and their children's thoughts) about the book on the discussion thread. However, you don't have to win a free copy to take part in the discussion  - anyone who has read Flying Fergus: The Championship Cheats can post their feedback (and you can buy the book now). 

Everyone who posts on the thread before 11 October will be entered into a prize draw to win a £100 Love2shop voucher.


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