Great Ormond Street Hospital Children's Charity is proud to have Victoria Pendleton as its first ever cycling ambassador. The double Olympic gold medallist is joining the charity's challenge event movement, #TeamGOSH, and is calling on all cyclists to sign up to a ride this year to help provide vital support to Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH).
"The great thing about taking on a cycle challenge with #TeamGOSH is that there are plenty of options available; you can cycle in the city or the countryside, in the UK or abroad, day or night. Join #TeamGOSH and take on a ride in 2016." -Victoria Pendleton, double Olympic gold medallist, Team GB
Why your support matters
GOSH had more than 255,000 patient visits last year, with around 40 per cent of these children under the age of four. Victoria and her family experienced the hospital first-hand when her brother was diagnosed with Leukaemia.
"My first experience of Great Ormond Street Hospital was when I went to visit my brother there. He was diagnosed with Leukaemia when we were four years old and he went to have chemotherapy and radiotherapy at Great Ormond Street Hospital. Great Ormond Street Hospital is extremely important to me. My brother received incredible help and treatment there, and I’m very lucky to say that he was in remission very quickly and it didn’t affect growing up or our lives in any way. So I’m very thankful for everything the hospital has done for my brother." - Victoria Pendleton, double Olympic gold medallist, #TeamGOSH