Victoria Pendleton

“Since retirement I’ve also become vegetarian as well. I’ve always wanted to be veggie. I was travelling across the world and would eat what I was given and would need protein to stay the size I was. It was part of my job but I am a big animal lover, which is part of the reason I wanted to change."

Victoria Pendleton is a gold medalist at World, European and Olympic level, winning Keirin at the 2012 Summer Olympics as well as silver in the sprint. She has won nine world titles including a record six in the individual sprint competition. Victoria went vegetarian in 2012, putting the reason down to being a big animal lover and not wanting to discriminate between species.

Pendleton represented Great Britain and England in international competition, winning nine world titles including a record six in the individual sprint competition, dominating the event between 2005 and 2012. Pendleton is a former Olympic, European and Commonwealth champion. In 2012 she won the gold medal in the keirin at the 2012 Summer Olympics, as well as silver in the sprint.