Victoria Pendleton and Scott Gardner [getty]
Congratulations to Victoria Pendleton and Scott Gardner who recently married after a five year romance. The couple met when Scott was training cyclist Victoria and admittedly caused controversy when there relationship became public shortly after the Bejing Olympics.
However, the couple could not be happier now with Victoria telling Hello magazine, ‘I'm very lucky to have met him, If I hadn't have done sport, our paths would never have crossed.’ She added, ‘Seeing Scott at the top of the aisle is an image I'll keep in my mind forever.’ Aw.
The couple married at Colshaw Hall with Victoria wearing British designer Suzanne Neville. Speaking to Grazia about her decision before the wedding she said, ‘I’m going to go with Suzanne Neville, who has got a shop in Wilmslow which I’ve cycled past so many times and I’ve always thought, “Wow!”. I look at the dresses in the window and they’re just so beautiful; I’ve spoken to her directly. I barely tried on any dresses before I decided on what I wanted, and I’ve gone for something that is quite vintage and understated.’
The couple were joined by some of her Olympic teammates Cassie Barnes and her former cycling partner Jessica Varnish. Victoria, who last year competed on Strictly Come Dancing has now retired from competitive cycling, she has said of her decision, ‘I have had moments of doubt thinking have I done the right thing? It’s crazy because I know that physically I know I could continue for another four years but it would be hard to manage my injuries. Also, I’ve been doing the same thing all my life, and I want to do something different.’