Pippa Middleton and her brother James Middleton took part in a 54-mile bike ride from London to Brighton in honor of the British Heart Foundation on Sunday. The 31-year-old led the group of around 22,000 cyclists from Clapham Common in London to the finish line on the seafront in Brighton. Pippa also spoke to reporters shortly after completing the charity race, which is in its 40th year. It was her second time cycling the lengthy patch, according to E! News.
“This event is a testament to the fact that cycling is such an inclusive sport that everyone can enjoy. Through the money raised, the BHF can continue to help the millions of people affected by coronary heart disease -- the U.K’s single biggest killer,” the ambassador for the charity said. She added that she was shocked to learn that nearly three times more women die from coronary heart disease than breast cancer. Pippa wants to raise awareness about the killer disease among women and looked forward to working with the BHF.
The news of Pippa and James’ participation in the race was announced in January. Despite the grueling ride, Pippa looked fresh and happy as she posed for photos on the pebbled beach afterward. The younger sister of the Kate Middleton, Duchess of Cambridge, proudly showed off her medal while she stood in a red and white BHF top and padded cycling shorts.
Pippa’s efforts have so far raised $23,674.50 for the charity -- a figure she is hoping to boost through a collaboration with Tabitha Webb. Pippa has teamed up with the fashion designer to create an exclusive dress and matching scarf to raise funds for the charity. She said it was a “great experience” to work with Webb on the one-off designs.
Pippa modeled her own design during a visit to the Aegon Tennis Championships at the Queen’s Club on Friday. She wore her limited edition Tabitha Webb dress. The silk pink tea garment and scarf is available exclusively at Webb’s Belgravia store and online at tabithawebb.co.uk.