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.
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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:
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.
Bedfordshire cyclist Victoria Pendleton has paid tribute to Sir Chris Hoy who announced his retirement today.
The cyclist from Stotfold, who herself hung up her cleats after London 2012, said the Scotsman had been a huge inspiration.
Olympic gold medal-winning cyclist Victoria Pendleton has been awarded a CBE by the Queen during an investiture ceremony at Buckingham Palace.
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.
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".
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.