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Mark Cavendish and Peta Todd expecting second child

"We're taking over" says Cav...

Mark Cavendish and wife Peta Todd are expecting their second baby together.

Peta Todd announced the news on Instagram by posting a picture of herself showing a distinct bump and captioned: "Think I might have left it too late to start legs, bums & tums! #anothercavendish #iamabarrel".

Ms Todd is past the three-month mark at which it's customary to announce a pregnancy. According to The Sun, the pair kept the news quiet due to possible hitches after she had a cervical cancer scare in 2013.


Think I might have left it too late to start legs, bums & tums! #anothercavendish #iamabarrel

A photo posted by Peta Todd (@petatoddlar) on

After many messages of congratulation from her followers, she posted on Twitter: "Thanks for all the lovely messages my lovelies. Wasn't straight forward from the start so kept it 'mum' so to speak, but over half way now."

Cav responded by retweeting Ms Todd's pregnant selfie and adding: "We're taking over...... #proud".


Back with my poorly patient for one night before his other love gets him back...out for the count. #poorly

A photo posted by Peta Todd (@petatoddlar) on

Peta Todd and Mark Cavendish married in 2013. They have a three year old daughter, Delilah Grace, and Ms Todd has a son, Finnbar, born in 2006 during a previous relationship.

John has been writing about bikes and cycling for over 30 years since discovering that people were mug enough to pay him for it rather than expecting him to do an honest day's work.

He was heavily involved in the mountain bike boom of the late 1980s as a racer, team manager and race promoter, and that led to writing for Mountain Biking UK magazine shortly after its inception. He got the gig by phoning up the editor and telling him the magazine was rubbish and he could do better. Rather than telling him to get lost, MBUK editor Tym Manley called John’s bluff and the rest is history.

Since then he has worked on MTB Pro magazine and was editor of Maximum Mountain Bike and Australian Mountain Bike magazines, before switching to the web in 2000 to work for Along with founder Tony Farrelly, John was on the launch team for and subsequently became editor in chief of Future Publishing’s group of cycling magazines and websites, including Cycling Plus, MBUK, What Mountain Bike and Procycling.

John has also written for Cyclist magazine, edited the BikeMagic website and was founding editor of before handing over to someone far more representative of the site's main audience.

He joined in 2013. He lives in Cambridge where the lack of hills is more than made up for by the headwinds.

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