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Pendleton urges women to get on their bikes for New Forest event
12:31pm Friday 22nd March 2013 in News
CYCLING star Victoria Pendleton is urging women to get on their bikes for a good cause.
The nine times world champion - who added to the gold she won in Beijing with another gold and silver in London – will lead a women’s only charity cycling event in the New Forest.
Details of the New Forest leg of Cycletta, the UK’s only cycling series for women, were revealed at a launch event in London where Victoria took part in a spinning class.
The event will take place on Sunday, October13 and the start line will beat the National Motor Museum in Beaulieu.
Victoria is encouraging all women to get active while raising funds for Macmillan Cancer support.
The 32-year-old said: “I am so passionate about this series and it is fantastic to see Cycletta continue to grow in popularity.
“There are many reasons why women should get out on their bikes - whether it’s to commute to work, keep fit, socialise or to raise money.
Cycletta New Forest is open to women of all ages and abilities, and offers a range of distances from 20km (12 miles) up to 82km (50miles).
Girls between 12 and16 can also take part if accompanied by an adult and there is a children’s event to scoot, bike and run.
For information log onto cycletta.co.uk.