A true British sporting icon, Victoria Pendleton is one of the country’s most successful cyclists. Over the course of her career, she won a whole host of medals including two Olympic gold medals, nine World Championship golds, two European Championship golds, and Commonwealth gold. Since retiring from cycling in 2012, Victoria has remained a keen sportswoman, having become a professional jockey. As well as this, Victoria is an inspirational advocate for mental health issues after struggling with depression herself. During her virtual speaking events, she can discuss her sporting highs while honestly explaining the darker moments in her life.
Undoubtedly, Victoria’s greatest career moment came in 2012 at her home Olympics. In the keirin, she won her second Olympic gold and the rapturous reception of the London crowd. This is not the only time Victoria has found herself at the pinnacle of cycling. Over the years, Victoria has won a whole host of World and European Championship gold medals taking her total tally of international gold medals to 14. The first of these came in Los Angeles in 2005, making her the third British woman to become a cycling world champion in 40 years.
An incredibly versatile sportswoman, in 2015 Victoria became a professional jockey and has since competed at the historic Cheltenham Festival, with her first victory coming in 2016. During her virtual speaking events, Victoria can discuss her successful sporting career in detail. Now, Victoria has become an instantly recognisable personality and has appeared on Strictly Come Dancing, published her autobiography and performed keynote speeches for the Conservative Party Conference.
Victoria has become an inspirational advocate for mental health. Following the breakdown of her marriage and failing an attempt to climb Mount Everest, Victoria found herself in a dark place. During her virtual speaking events, she can discuss these traumatic times in her life and explain how she was able to come out the other side.