Pippa Middleton participated in the London to Brighton Bike Ride this weekend under the British Heart Foundation!
According to Look To The Stars, Pippa, who serves as a BHF ambassador rode with 22,000 cyclists on the ride this past weekend. The 54-mile route took them from the city of London to the coast of Brighton as a part of Europe’s largest and oldest charity bike ride.
The event was launched in 1975 by street performer Robert Stredder and his partner who wanted to create a bike version of the London to Brighton car rally. Since then, over 800,000 cyclists from all over the UK have taken part in the ride, raising over £65m for BHF’s heart disease research
“I am thrilled to be involved in this milestone year of the London to Brighton Bike Ride,” Pippa said before the event. “There was such a great atmosphere at Clapham and I can’t wait to get down to Brighton and see all my fellow riders cross the finish line.
“This event is testament to the fact that cycling is such an inclusive sport that everyone can enjoy. Through the money raised, the BHFcan continue to help the millions of people affected by coronary heart disease – the UK’s single biggest killer.”
In addition to participating in the ride, Pippa has teamed up with London based designer, Tabitha Webb to create a limited edition dress and scarf. All profits from the sale these items will go toward more essential research under the BHF. You can also sponsor Pippa through her JustGiving page.
So great that Pippa was able to participate in this cool event!
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