Victoria's Pendelton's Cheltenham dream is staying the course

She hopes to convert her cycling success to horse racing

Victoria Pendleton, Pacha du Polder

Victoria Pendleton kisses Pacha Du Polder after winning the Betfair Switching Saddles Hunter Chase at Wincanton Racecourse, Somerset. (Picture by: David Davies / PA Wire/Press Association Images)

Victoria Pendleton's bid to go from Olympic cycling champion to Cheltenham jockey is on track after getting the go-ahead to ride at the festival next week.

The former cyclist for Great Britain, who suffered a fall on Pacha du Polder in her National Hunt debut last month, has been working for a year on the change in sport and recorded her first win at Wincanton recently.

Pendleton will go on the same mount in the Foxhunter Chase for amateur riders.