Victoria Pendleton to ride at Cheltenham Festival

The former cyclist has been working towards the goal of riding in the Foxhunter Chase, an ambition that will be realised later this month

Former track cyclist and Olympic champion Victoria Pendleton is continuing her progress in horse racing and is set to take the start like of the Foxhunter Chase at the Cheltenham Festival on March 18.

The retired cyclist's second career has been aimed at this goal for some time, and her participation in the event - which takes place on Gold Cup day - has now been confirmed.

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Jack Elton-Walters hails from the Isle of Wight, and would be quick to tell anyone that it's his favourite place to ride. He has covered a varied range of topics for Cycling Weekly, producing articles focusing on tech, professional racing and cycling culture. He moved on to work for Cyclist Magazine in 2017 where he stayed for four years until going freelance. He now returns to Cycling Weekly from time-to-time to cover racing, review cycling gear and write longer features for print and online.