Victoria Pendleton CBE (married name Victoria Gardner)
Having triumphed on two wheels, controversial champion cyclist Victoria Pendleton turned her attention to competitive action involving four legs in August 2015 and came second as an amateur jockey in the Betfair Novice Flat Amateur Riders’ Handicap at Ripon. Oxfordshire based and a gold medalist at European, World and Olympic levels as a cyclist, Pendleton – who has a line from The Smashing Pumpkins’ song Today tattooed on her right arm – has also appeared on Strictly Come Dancing and in Emmerdale. She has over 270,000 followers on Twitter and spoke about the importance of sport in education at the 2014 Conservative Party Conference.
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