Pippa’s bike donation expected to ‘wheel in’ life-saving funds

3 August 2014        

Pippa and Bike

After completing her 500 mile bike ride across America, BHF Ambassador, Pippa Middleton has donated her signed, bespoke bike to be sold on our eBay site.

The bike, which carried Pippa on her month-long cycling challenge, ‘Race Across America’, is set to attract bids from cycling fans and collectors alike to help power research into heart disease. The auction is live for ten days (starting Sunday August 3 at 9:00am and can be viewed on our eBay site.

About the bike

The Dassi bike, which was specifically designed to optimise Pippa’s performance, has a 50cm aero carbon frame and is worth £2,500. Find out more about the bike on our eBay site.

Pippa comments: “The challenge of riding across the Rockies, coping with the heat of the Arizona desert and climbing over 170, 000 vertical feet in the six days was incredibly tough, but every inch of the 3,000 mile race was worth it, to help the BHF fight heart disease.

“I wanted to complete this challenge to help raise awareness of the importance of heart health after learning that coronary heart disease kills nearly three times more women than breast cancer. So whether you’re inspired to get fit or you’re a cycling fanatic wanting to add to your bike collection, take a look at my bike and put in a bid. I’m keen to raise as much money as possible to help the BHF fund life-saving heart research.”

Half the funds raised from the auction will be donated to the Michael Matthews Foundation which helps to provide education to children all over the world.