Olympic champ joins Big Ride

Victoria Pendleton to ride for the British Red Cross

by Kevin Emery   July 22, 2009  

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Olympic champion cyclist Victoria Pendleton is getting on her bike for the British Red Cross - and you can join her.

The first ever British Red Cross Big Red Ride from London to Eastbourne takes place this Sunday.

Victoria, who won gold at the Beijing Olympics last year, said: “Join me on the British Red Cross Big Red Ride and experience cycling through beautiful English countryside and along stunning coastline.”

Covering 75 miles, the ride will start from Blackheath Common in south-east London, heading south through the East Sussex countryside and finishing at Eastbourne’s magnificent seafront.

All riders will receive equipment advice, a Red Cross t-shirt, training and nutritional advice, a comprehensive fundraising pack, and contact with a Red Cross fundraiser for support and advice.

There will also be a post-event reception for those who take part.

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

And no matter what level you’re at Victoria wants to see you there.

She added: “Raise money to support people in crisis in the UK and overseas - get on your bike and make a difference.”

Register online today to be part of the action.

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.

To book your place or for more information visit www.redcross.org.uk/bigredride