Stotfold turns out to watch Victoria Pendleton win silver

STOTFOLD’S very own Victoria Pendleton has won her second medal of these Olympic Games – but not the colour she was gunning for.

The 31-year-old was beaten by a strong-looking Anna Meares in the final this evening (Tuesday), winning the silver medal as a result.

Dozens of people gathered at Stotfold FC’s clubhouse to watch the race unfold. They are proud of her achievements.

Stotfold mayor Brian Collier said: “It’s [been] a very good turnout. Everyone in Stotfold has been backing her, no doubt about that.

“We’ve already got a golden postbox and it’s been a very busy one at that. People have been coming down and having their photos taken, and I heard that four Chinese people came here especially to see it.

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“Her success is a good thing for the town. Over the last few years, we’re seeing a lot more people around Stotfold cycling with professional gear on.”

Kate Elliott-Turner, who organised the Stotfold showing, added: “It was tense. Gold would have been good, but she still ended on a high – a gold and a silver.

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“Everyone’s always been behind her, but because it’s been a home Olympics, it seems even more so. People have been coming out, and the town is decorated.

“All this has put us a little bit more on the map.”

Kate also hopes that Pendleton will have an honour ceremony in the town when she returns, similar to the one she had following Beijing.

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