Dani King announced as LLR Ambassador

London Olympic gold medallist Dani King has been announced as cycling ambassador for blood cancer charity Leukaemia & Lymphoma Research (LLR).

In her new role she’s to encourage the public to take part in cycling fundraising events.

The 22 year-old, who is the current Team Pursuit World Champion, won Olympic Gold in 2012 alongside fellow cyclists Laura Trott and Joanna Rowsell. This year she was awarded a Member of the Order of the British Empire (MBE) for her services to cycling.

Dani says: “Cycling has always been a passion of mine. This time last year I was winning Olympic gold in the Velodrome, today I’m delighted to become cycling ambassador for Leukaemia & Lymphoma Research (LLR). The charity is leading the way in the fight against blood cancer and I’m thrilled to be a part of it. LLR runs a variety of cycling events that cater for all abilities, including the London Bikeathon which is taking place on 15 September this year. Saddle up and let’s raise as much money as possible to beat blood cancer.”

Dan Solley, Head of Sports Events at Leukaemia & Lymphoma Research commented ‘We’re delighted to welcome Dani as our cycling ambassador, and are looking forward to working with her over the coming months’.

Dani’s first cycling event on behalf of the charity is Prudential RideLondon-Surrey 100 on Sunday, so keep your eyes peeled on the roads of London and Surrey for her in our Unstoppable jersey.

Dani King went to school at Hamble Community Sports College before attending Barton Peveril Sixth Form College. Whilst attending Hamble school the British cycling talent team visited in 2005 where they chose her to be on their training team. In 2009 she came down with glandular fever whilst training to become an elite cyclist, leading to worries about her career being over. She recovered, however, and was later chosen to compete at world champion level in late 2011 and after setting world record with her pursuit co athletes she was chosen for team GB.

Leukaemia & Lymphoma Research is the only UK charity dedicated to improving the lives of patients with all types of blood cancer, including leukaemia, lymphoma and myeloma.

Leukaemia & Lymphoma Research first started research into blood cancers in 1960.

They are now leaders in our field and patients are benefiting from our ground-breaking research today – and in the future.

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