Victoria Pendleton: I was a world champ at 25 - earning just £25k a year

Victoria Pendleton
Victoria Pendleton is one of Britain's most successful cyclists Credit: Andrew Boyers /Action Images 

Victoria Pendleton CBE, 38, is an amateur jockey and one of Britain’s greatest female track cyclists. She is a double Olympic champion and nine-time world champion. She announced her retirement from cycling after winning gold at the London Olympics in 2012 and retrained as a jockey in 2015. The following year she surprised critics by coming fifth in the Cheltenham Festival Foxhunters in 2016.

Victoria lives in Oxfordshire. She and her husband, cycling coach Scott Gardner, divorced earlier this year.

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