Victoria Pendleton back to lead the pack at Macmillan Cycletta

MPMC Victoria Pendleton
MPMC Victoria Pendleton

World and Olympic champion cyclist Victoria Pendleton is getting back on her bike to join the 2014 Macmillan Cycletta event.

Macmillan Cycletta, the UK’s leading women only cycle series, returns to Woburn Abbey on June 29, with the event’s ambassador Victoria Pendleton leading the pack.

Bedfordshire-born Victoria is Team GB’s most successful female cycling Olympian ever with one silver and two gold medals.

Victoria Pendleton, who has supported the event since its launch four years ago, said: “It has been such a pleasure to be involved with Macmillan Cycletta so far. I’m proud to have been a part of it since the very beginning and am delighted to see more and more women continue to take up cycling. I am hugely looking forward to returning to Macmillan Cycletta Bedfordshire, the atmosphere there on event day is so special and I love riding around, taking in the stunning scenery that I remember from my childhood.”

Macmillan Cycletta is a women-only cycling event, managed by sports event company Human Race.

There are three distance choices to choose from, these cater for novice riders through to more experienced cyclists. The Novice distance will be a 20km route which is perfect for beginners. The Classic route which is 40km, is more suited for regular riders, whilethe Challenge distances range from 70km to 100km are aimed at more experienced riders. Macmillan Cycletta is open to girls aged 12-16 years old when accompanied by an adult.

The hub will be the event village at Woburn Abbey where Victoria Pendleton will be based, before taking to the roads alongside entrants. Her fellow riders will have the opportunity to meet her and other experts for advice ranging from fitness and nutrition to looking like a champion during and after exercise. Riders will also enjoy the opportunity to relax, refresh and rejuvenate in the Macmillan Cycletta Spa provided by Unlisted London, who will be offering a complimentary spa experience as well as tips on beauty fitness and well-being.

The event will also feature a Scootathlon, a mini, fun triathlon for children aged from four to eight where they scoot (150m), bike (600m) and run (200m). Girls and boys will race together in various age categories, completing the three disciplines.

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