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Double Olympic gold medallist Pendleton visits IoM

Victoria Pendleton Image copyright PA
Image caption Pendleton retired following the London Olympics where she won a gold in the keirin

One of Britain's most successful Olympians has visited the Isle of Man.

Cyclist Victoria Pendleton is one of a seven British women two have won two gold medals, alongside the likes of Kelly Holmes and Rebecca Adlington.

The six-time world champion will attend the RL360 cycling league, which sees 300 young cyclists compete in races at the National Sport Centre.

She also met members of the island's Commonwealth Games team.

RL360 organiser Dot Tilbury said it was a "real coup."

She said: "She was the golden girl of British cycling and a real superstar.

Products of the RL360 league, which has been running for 22 years, include Mark Cavendish and Peter Kennaugh.

Some of the Commonwealth Games team, including cyclists Anna and Mark Christian, will carry the Commonwealth Games baton which arrives in the Isle of Man on Friday.

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