"It’s that time of year again, and I’ve been thinking about
things I’d love to receive in my Christmas stocking how to show all my friends how much I love them… so here’s a selection of lovely things you can all buy me gift ideas for any women’s cycling fans in your life, for Christmas or any other reason. I don’t know what the online equivalent of leaving a catalogue/advert lying covered in giant circles around what you’d most like to receive, as a super-subtle hint to your nearest-and-dearests, but feel free to do that with this!"
Presents for women’s cycling fans – part 1 « Unofficial Unsanctioned Women’s UCI Cycling Blog
my Christmas wish list first set of gift ideas for women’s cycling fans - with books, clothes, art, jewellery and much more, for male and female fans of women’s racing at all levels. Click through and have a look, there’s some really nice stuff that I hope I’ll get in my stocking in there!
"British Cycling has denied reports in the British media that it has sold off Victoria Pendleton’s gold medal winning track bike, robbing the multiple World and Olympic champion the chance to keep it herself. A story appeared in The Sun this morning, expressing the 31-year-old’s dismay at not being given the chance to buy what would have been the ultimate souvenir of her Olympic triumph, but the real story is very different."
— Confusion in British media over the sale of Victoria Pendleton’s bike - Velonation
“I compete in a sport on an individual basis but I have never done it for me,” she said. “I was always cycling for my dad. Then the coaches got bigger and my results got better.
“Suddenly the responsibility grows and I’m doing it for somebody else, I’m doing it for a programme, I’m doing it for the country, I’m doing it for, like, everybody.”
In ‘Victoria Pendleton: Cycling’s Golden Girl’, she also revealed that the day she won Olympic gold in Beijing was the “saddest” of her life.
— BBC Sport - London 2012: Victoria Pendleton feels ‘trapped’ by her success