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Pendleton is celebrated on stamp

Stamp featuring Victoria Pendleton
Image caption A postbox is also being painted gold to celebrate Victoria Pendleton's victory

Bedfordshire's cycling gold medallist Victoria Pendleton is being celebrated on a stamp.

Royal Mail is issuing the stamp to celebrate track cyclist Pendleton's victory in the women's keirin on Friday.

Royal Mail will also be painting a postbox gold in Stotfold, Bedfordshire, where Pendleton was born and brought up.

There is expected to be a homecoming ceremony in Stotfold.

Pendleton was introduced to competitive cycling by her father Max when she was nine years old at Mildenhall Cycling Club in Suffolk - about 50 miles away.

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