Did cyclist Pendleton get out of Olympic clean up?

Victoria Pendleton with her Olympic gold medal
Victoria Pendleton with her Olympic gold medal

Olympic gold medallist Victoria Pendleton made gossip-column headlines this weekend after it was claimed villagers were upset over her no show at an annual litter-pick.

An article in the April 20 edition of the Sunday Telegraph told how locals in Moreton were left upset after the retired track cyclist failed to pitch in at the Muck Out Moreton event.

However, villagers remained tight-lipped over the claims, and in the past Ms Pendleton has had nothing but praise for her community.

She and husband Scott Gardner moved to the hamlet of around 50 houses just a few months ago and despite being spotted out running and picking up her groceries in Waitrose, she has otherwise kept a low profile.

Spring clean event Muck Out Moreton is now in its fourth year, and involves locals pulling together to keep the verges and ditches looking tip-top.