Victoria Pendleton returns to the a jockey

Together with bookmakers Betfair, Victoria Pendleton is challenging herself to become a licensed jockey and ride at the Cheltenham Festival

Olympic gold medallist Victoria Pendleton is swapping one saddle for another as she aims to move into the world of horse racing.

The 34-year-old plans to race at the Cheltenham Festival next March in the Foxhunter Chase and is reportedly already working with leading trainer Paul Nicholls.

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Stuart Clarke is a News Associates trained journalist who has worked for the likes of the British Olympic Associate, British Rowing and the England and Wales Cricket Board, and of course Cycling Weekly. His work at Cycling Weekly has focused upon professional racing, following the World Tour races and its characters.