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Pippa Middleton donates her bespoke bike to raise money for charity

04 AUGUST 2014

Pippa Middleton is hoping to add to the tens of thousands she raised during her cycle accross America by selling the bike she rode on the gruelling trip.

The fitness enthusiast, who is the ambassador for The British Heart Foundation (BHF) has signed her bespoke Dassi cycle, which is worth £2,500. 

 

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Pippa Middleton is offering up her bespoke bike for auction



Pippa, little sister of the Duchess of Cambridge – neé Kate Middleton  – completed the month-long cycling challenge Race Across America in June, raising over £20,000 through donations.

The additional donation of her bike is expected to attract interest from cycling fans and collectors alike, with the winning bid helping to power the BHF's research into heart disease.

The auction went live on 3 August at 9am for ten days and can be viewed online at: bhf.org.uk/ebay.

 

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"The challenge of riding across the Rockies, coping with the heat of the Arizona desert and climbing over 170, 000 vertical feet in the six days was incredibly tough, but every inch of the 3,000 mile race was worth it, to help the BHF fight heart disease," said Pippa recently.

"I wanted to complete this challenge to help raise awareness of the importance of heart health after learning that coronary heart disease kills nearly three times more women than breast cancer. So whether you're inspired to get fit or you're a cycling fanatic wanting to add to your bike collection, visit bhf.org.uk/ebay to bid now. I'm keen to raise as much money as possible to help the BHF fund life-saving heart research."

Half the funds raised from the auction will be donated to the Michael Matthews Foundation which helps to provide education to children all over the world. Pippa also completed the Race Across America challenge in aid of the Michael Matthews Foundation, alongside the BHF.

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