Pippa Middleton And Brother James Planning To Bike 3,000 Miles Across America

Pippa Middleton plans to see America this summer — about 3,000 miles of it.

The UK’s most famous sister is joining a team of eight people who will be biking across the United States in eight days as part of Race Across America. The team will be starting in San Diego, California, and crossing 12 states to finish in Annapolis, Maryland.

Pippa will be joined by her younger brother James, cycling up to 500 miles a day including through some steep terrain. They will be taking turns at times, allowing some riders to take a rest while others eat.

“I think every cyclist including me will be layering it on,” she told the Daily Mail. “Once we get going it’s nonstop, with very little sleep. It’s nerve-racking, but exciting and all for a great cause.”

James added that the race will likely leave little time for showers, but the team won’t be able to think much about that.

“We’ll have other things to worry about rather than personal hygiene,” he said.

Pippa Middleton and her team will be raising money for the British Heart Foundation, which recently made Pippa an ambassador.

“I was shocked to learn that nearly three times more women die from coronary heart disease than breast cancer,” she said in a statement released by the BHF. “I’m passionate about raising awareness amongst women of this killer disease and I look forward to working with the BHF to highlight to women the risks of heart disease and importantly, how they can reduce them.”

They will also be raising money in honor of friend James Matthews’ brother, who died in 1999 while descending Mount Everest.

The endurance event is nothing new for James and Pippa Middleton. The pair have taken part in other difficult athletic endeavors, including a seven-hour cross-country ski marathon in 2012. A few weeks after the Race Across America event the pair will be back at it, attempting the Bosphorus Cross Continental Swimming Race.

To get ready for the bike race Pippa Middleton has reportedly been training for for eight months. She will be the only female racer on her team.

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