Rebecca Adlington has been taking part in the British Gas Bikes Britain challenge as part of her training for a 280-mile Bike For Africa charity cycle in Zambia next month.
The former double Olympic champion joined cyclists on the Leicester to Oldbury leg of the nine day, 760-mile bike ride from Glasgow to Windsor which is raising funds for Great Ormond Street Hospital Children’s Charity. British Gas has set a fundraising target of £500,000, which will be used for the hospital’s neurological department.
Adlington was accompanied by former Olympic bronze medallist Jo Jackson, former Commonwealth champion Ross Davenport and ex-swimmer Mel Marshall who will all take part in the Bike For Africa challenge which is supported by British Gas and UK Sport.
The team will leave the UK on 3rd October for the four day cycle from Livingstone to Lusaka which is aiming to raise £50,000 for the Sport in