Video: Victoria Pendleton on the Olympics and beyond

Track star speaks at the Samsung Hope Relay launch

Victoria Pendleton at the launch of the Samsung Hope Relay

Victoria Pendleton, one of the UK’s leading cyclists, will be going for multiple gold medals at this year’s Olympic Games in London. A top favourite for the women’s track sprinting events, Pendleton wants to crown her career with success in front of her home crowd.


“It gives me goose bumps just thinking about it. I can’t wait to get out there and get it done,” she says in this video, taken at the launch of the Samsung Hope Relay, a free app for logging miles that Samsung will turn into charity donations.

After the Olympics, Pendleton says she’s hanging up her wheels after the better part of a decade as the world’s leading female track cyclist. Then what?

“First of all I’m going to go on holiday beause I never allow myself to go on holiday and really relax,” she says. “I always end spending my time in the gym, finding a gym, going for a bike ride. Also I want to plan my wedding and finally get married so that’s something that’s going to take a little bit of time too.”


For the full interview, click on the video below (click here for a larger version).

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