Today we are delighted to announce Olympic cycling champion, Dani King as Leukaemia & Lymphoma Research’s new cycling ambassador.
The London 2012 Olympic gold medallist has become an ambassador for LLR’s prestigious cycling events, encouraging the public to take part.
The 22 year-old, who is the current Team Pursuit World Champion, won Olympic Gold in 2012 alongside fellow cyclists Laura Trott and Joanna Rowsell. This year she was awarded a Member of the Order of the British Empire (MBE) for her services to cycling.
Dani says: “Cycling has always been a passion of mine. This time last year I was winning Olympic gold in the Velodrome, today I’m delighted to become cycling ambassador for Leukaemia & Lymphoma Research (LLR). The charity is leading the way in the fight against blood cancer and I’m thrilled to be a part of it. LLR runs a variety of cycling events that cater for all abilities, including the London Bikeathon which is taking place on 15 September this year. Saddle up and let’s raise as much money as possible to beat blood cancer.”
Dani’s first cycling event on behalf of the charity is Prudential RideLondon-Surrey 100 on Sunday, so keep your eyes peeled on the roads of London and Surrey for her in our Unstoppable jersey!
If you didn’t manage to get a place in this year’s Prudential RideLondon, why not sign up to London Bikeathon, and take on your own 100, 52 or 26-mile cycling challenge. Enter here.
Or if 100 miles is still not enough of a challenge enough for you, take on our London | Paris: Be Unstoppable.