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Olympic champion Victoria Pendleton joins the Big Red Ride

12 June 2009

Cyclist Victoria PendletonJason Lock / BRCJoin Olympic champion cyclist Victoria Pendleton as she gets on her bike for the British Red Cross.

Victoria, an Olympic world-record holder, is taking part in the Big Red Ride, a brand-new London to Eastbourne cycle ride on Sunday 26 July.Covering 75 miles, riders will start from Blackheath Common in south-east London, head south through the east Sussex countryside before finishing up at Eastbourne’s magnificent seafront.

Pendleton’s cycling challenge

Victoria, who won gold at the 2008 Beijing Olympics, said:  ''Join me on the British Red Cross Big Red Ride and experience cycling through beautiful English countryside and along stunning coastline. Raising money to support people in crisis in the UK and overseas – get on your bike and make a difference.”

Whether you’re new to cycling or experienced in the saddle, this achievable challenge offers an exciting route to the coast.

Each rider is required to pay a non-refundable deposit of £25 to secure their place and asked to raise money for the British Red Cross.