Olympic gold medallist Victoria Pendleton has launched a new women’s cycling event to take place in Perthshire.
Scone Palace will be the site of the first Scottish start line for Cycletta, the UK’s only cycling series for women, on September 15 this year.
The cycling and Strictly Come Dancing star who won a gold and silver medal at London 2012 is encouraging ladies to get on their bike to raise funds for Macmillan Cancer support while also getting active.
Ms Pendleton, who has been awarded both a CBE and MBE, said: “I am so passionate about this series and it is fantastic to see Cycletta continue to grow in popularity, with events now taking place all over the country and launching in Scotland, where the scenery is fantastic and the welcome for cyclists warm and friendly.”
Cycletta Scotland 2013 is the latest cycling event to be hosted in the area, where other fixtures include the UK’s biggest closed roads event, Etape Caledonia, and the annual Highland Perthshire Cycling Festival.
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