” Don’t get me wrong: there are some fantastic people who work at British Cycling who kept me together, who were there when I was struggling with it all. They were walking the same tightrope in many ways, because if you do speak up, your days are numbered. “


” I was put on a pony as a kid at some birthday party when you’re all led around. “


” As you ride in a steeplechase, and you’re on the horse, going quite fast, you think, ‘That’s quite a big fence…’ But trust the horse, and don’t give him any reason to doubt you. “


” We’ve all said, ‘No, no, I couldn’t do that… ‘ But actually, you could if you just went, ‘You know what? I will… and I shall.’ Once you realise that, it’s quite wonderful. “


” What the event will be like, being part of the Olympics and being in London, is too much to think about. You’ve no control over those things, so in a way, it’s wasted energy to think of them. “


” In tennis, you can have a bad set and still win. The part of track cycling that is difficult to find in other sports is that it’s so final, there’s no second chance if you make a mistake. “



All 6 Victoria Pendleton Quotes about You in picture


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I was put on a pony as a kid at some birthday party when you


As you ride in a steeplechase, and you
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What the event will be like, being part of the Olympics and being in London, is too much to think about. You
In tennis, you can have a bad set and still win. The part of track cycling that is difficult to find in other sports is that it
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