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Pippa Middleton completes the 54-mile London to Brighton bike ride

June 22, 2015
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Pippa Middleton was "thrilled" to have completed the London to Brighton bike ride on Sunday. The 31-year-old participated in the 54-mile bike ride with her brother James Middleton to raise money for the British Heart Foundation.

As a long-term ambassador for the charity, Pippa led the group of around 22,000 cyclists from Clapham Common in London to the finish line on the seafront in Brighton.

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Pippa Middleton completed the London to Brighton bike ride

Despite the gruelling 54-mile bike ride, Pippa looked fresh faced and happy as she posed for photos on the pebbled beach following the race. The younger sister of the Duchess of Cambridge, née Kate Middleton, proudly showed off her medal while she stood in a red and white British Heart Foundation top and padded cycling shorts.

"The event is testament to the fact that cycling is such an inclusive sport that everyone can enjoy," Pippa told the Brighton Argus after the race. "Through the money raised, the BHF can continue to help the millions of people affected by coronary heart disease – the UK's single biggest killer."

Pippa's efforts have so far raised over £15,000 for the charity – a figure she is hoping to boost through her limited edition 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, and said it was a "great experience" to work with Tabitha on the one-off designs.

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Pippa Middleton is an ambassador for the British Heart Foundation

Speaking to HELLO! magazine, Pippa said: "It was a great experience collaborating with Tabitha Webb on the style and design of the two pieces. As an ambassador of the British Heart Foundation, I am delighted that all profits of the sales will go towards their life-saving research into heart disease."

Pippa modelled her own design during a visit to the Aegon Tennis Championships at the Queen's Club on Friday.

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