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Pendleton swaps saddles for point-to-point season

Great Britain's most successful female Olympian, Victoria Pendleton, is now preparing for the next challenge in her new career as an amateur jockey.

The retired track cyclist from Bedfordshire announced she was swapping her cycling shorts for racing silks earlier this year.

Victoria will start her first point-to-point season at the end of November. It is referred to as the Sunday League of horse racing - all amateur riders, competing for the love of the sport.

Click below to watch a report on Victoria Pendleton. Here's ITV News Anglia's Sarah Cooper.


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Radcliffe 'looking forward' to Olympic anniversary run

Paula Radcliffe, who missed out on competing at the London 2012 Olympics due to injury, said she is "looking forward" to the National Lottery Anniversary Run later today:


Cycling star has new sporting goal

This time last year track cyclist Victoria Pendleton was in her final preparations for the London Olympics ahead of retirement.

Twelve months on and the double gold medallist, who started her career with Mildenhall Cycling Club in Suffolk, is in training again. But not for the sport which made her a global star.

Simon Harris reports.

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Pendleton and McCartney receive their honours

Olympic gold medal-winning cyclist Victoria Pendleton has been awarded a CBE by the Queen during an investiture ceremony at Buckingham Palace.

Cyclist Victoria Pendleton receiving her CBE from the Queen today. Credit: Dominic Lipinski/PA Wire

Pendleton retired after the London 2012, but her haul of titles stands at two Olympic gold medals, nine golds from the World Championships and podium-topping results in the Commonwealth Games and European Championships.

Designer Stella McCartney also received an honour today - an OBE for services to fashion.

Designer Stella McCartney receiving her OBE from the Queen. Credit: Dominic Lipinski/PA Wire

McCartney, who designed Team GB's kit for the London 2012 Olympics, said before the ceremony she felt "really proud and really excited and honoured".

Victoria Pendleton to receive CBE at Buckingham Palace

Victoria Pendleton to receive CBE at Buckingham Palace Credit: Ian West/PA Wire/Press Association Images

The Queen of British cycling Victoria Pendleton will receive an CBE today at Buckingham Palace. Victoria, from Stotfold in Bedfordshire has won 9 World Championship titles, 2 Commonwealth medals and of course 3 Olympic medals, two Gold and one Silver.

She will receive her award alongside triathlete Alistair Brownlee and fashion designer Stella McCartney.

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