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Olympic gold medallist makes cycling appeal

Pendleton wants to get more women cycling (©GettyImages)
Pendleton wants to get more women cycling (©GettyImages).

Olympic star Victoria Pendleton is set to ride in this weekend's Cycletta event in Bedfordshire.

The leading series of women-only bike rides returns to the county for the second straight year after a hugely popular event at Woburn Abbey 12 months ago.

And Pendleton has appealed for members of the public to come and join her.

The Olympic gold medallist tweeted: "Ladies come join me @Cycletta on the 30th June at Woburn Abbey, Bedfordshire. Let's get more women cycling!"

Three different rides at three different distances - 20.5km for novice riders, 32.5km for the classic rider and 57km for the challenge - the Cycletta event series caters for cyclists of all ages and abilities. 

Starting at 9am on Sunday June 30, Pendleton will be on hand to offer advice to riders before setting off on the route.

The Olympic gold medallist has appeared at several Cycletta events earlier this year, and is keen to increase female participation in the sport of cycling.

The next Cycletta event following this weekend will be on July 7 in Loseley Park, Surrey before it moves to Scotland.

For more information on this weekend's information, click here.

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