Trott: "All I do is ride a bike"

Great Britain's Laura Trott celebrates winning the gold medal in the Women's Omnium
Great Britain's Laura Trott celebrates winning the gold medal in the Women's Omnium Credit: Andrew Milligan/PA Wire

A nervous but excited Laura Trott collected her OBE at Buckingham Palace today and said "I do not really feel I should be here. All I do is ride a bike."

After picking up her award from the Prince of Wales, the double Olympic cycling champion said: "I was talking to a soldier who was being honoured and thought maybe I do not deserve this because all I do is ride a bike - that is my day job. I love it but this is so amazing.

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