British track cycling hero and Olympic champion Victoria Pendleton CBE has enjoyed an incredibly successful career before retiring after the London 2012 Olympic Games. Now an Olympic Speaker, specialising as an inspirational speaker and after dinner speaker, Pendleton has become a household name due to her dominance throughout the sport. Nicknamed ‘Queen Victoria’ Pendleton has been inducted into the European Cycling Union Hall of Fame as well as receiving a CBE in 2013 for her services to cycling.
The former Team Sky and Team GB cyclist is the current holder of the team sprint world record after achieving a time of 32.754 seconds alongside Jess Varnish at the Track World Cup in 2012. Later that year at the London Olympics Pendleton went on to claim a Silver and Gold in the Individual Sprint and Keirin respectively. An incredible athlete on the track, her post cycling career has thrown a multitude of media commitments and opportunities her way; these including participating in the successful BBC programmes Strictly Come Dancing and The Great Comic Relief Bake Off.
Pendleton has released an eye-opening autobiography which has detailed the mental and physical struggles it required to reach the top of her sport; the release of her autobiography and revelations about her personal life and the experiences of elite sport have helped Victoria Pendleton forge a reputable career as an after dinner speaker, proving herself to be a popular sports speaker.
Whilst collaborating with cosmetic brand Clinique, Pendleton joined the big to inspire women and support the supply of educational and healthcare support as part of their Clinique Difference Initiative campaign. In 2018 she attempted to reach the summit of Everest in aid of charity but was forced to stop due to hypoxia.
Celebrated for retaining her femininity in a sport and time where it had begun to slip away, Victoria Pendleton has become a sporting icon to young women throughout the country showing that it’s possible to be a furiously powerful athlete and be a girly girl at the same time. An inspiration to females within sport, the eloquent sports speaker is available to attend an array of events and occasions. Her experiences make her the ideal addition to all events and occasions as an Olympic speaker, proving popular at all events due to her soft, warm character and recognisable persona.
Now fronting her own brand of bicycles, Pendleton’s success has undoubtedly helped increase the participation levels of young women within sport thanks to her success, her determination and her story. An articulate Olympic speaker, Victoria Pendleton is a phenomenal addition to all events, occasions and conferences.
To book Victoria Pendleton CBE as the sports speaker for your corporate event, function or conference, simply contact the Champions Speakers agency using the contact details below.
When at corporate events, Victoria is known to cover the following topics:
- Olympic Speaker
- Sports Speaker
- Inspirational Speaker
- Peak Performance
- Overcoming Adversity
- Drive & Determination
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