Hoy, Pendleton and Cameron witness Stevenage girl’s golden moment

Cyclist Lauren Higham (far right) with fellow competitors and, left to right, Sir Chris Hoy, Victori

Cyclist Lauren Higham (far right) with fellow competitors and, left to right, Sir Chris Hoy, Victoria Pendleton and David Cameron - Credit: Archant

A YOUNG cyclist has been presented with a gold medal from the most successful British Olympian ever after competing in a bike race.

Lauren Higham from Stevenage took part in a Go-Ride cycling event in Watford on Monday and was the first girl to finish in an under 13 final.

The 11-year-old finished fourth overall in the race behind three boys, having qualified by finishing second in her under 12 heat earlier in the day.

Lauren, who trains with cycling group the Welwyn Wheelers, was presented with her medal by six-time cycling Olympic gold medallist Sir Chris Hoy.

The event was organised by British Cycling and coincided with an announcement from Prime Minister David Cameron – who watched Lauren compete – that there will be a £94 million cash injection from the Government to encourage more people to take up cycling.


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Lauren also had the chance to meet Stotfold cycling star and double Olympic gold medallist Victoria Pendleton.

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