Pippa Middleton auctions her Race Across America Dassi 6.2 Aero road bike for the British Heart Foundation (BHF)

Cyclists can get their hands on Pippa Middleton’s very own bike and raise money for British Heart Foundation (BHF) in the process.

Middleton was of a team eight who completed the Race Across America this June: a 3,020-mile, coast-to-coast journey that Middleton undertook in aid of BHF and the Michael Matthews Foundation.

The bike that she rode on, a full-carbon Dassi 6.2 Aero worth £2,500, is now up for auction on eBay with the proceeds being split between the two charities and adding to the £20,000 Pippa has already raised as part of the challenge.

The bid for the Duchess of Cambridge’s sister’s bike began last Sunday (August 3) and will end at 9am on Wednesday (August 13).

Pippa said: “The challenge of riding across the Rockies, coping with the heat of the Arizona desert and climbing over 170, 000 vertical feet in the six days was incredibly tough, but every inch of the 3,000 mile race was worth it, to help the BHF fight heart disease.”

The bike’s specifications are as follows:

•    Dassi 6.2 Aero Road Bike
•    50cm Frame size
•    Carbon frame and forks
•    A mixed group set of SRAM Rival and Apex
•    Campagnolo Scirocco 35mm wheels
•    Deda handlebars and stem
•    Look Keo pedals
•    Selle Italia Diva saddle

  • Carey Williams

    She rode 3020 miles in 6 days!? That’s 503.3 miles per day!!!! She’d need to ride at 25 mph for 20 hours straight every day AND climb an average of 28,000 ft per day. That’s not far off the height of Everest. Do they mean kilometres? Am I missing something?

    • Derek Moffett

      I believe it said it was a relay.

      • Carey Williams

        I read a couple of articles but couldn’t find anything that said she didn’t do the whole thing, but that does seem more likely. Fair play though, it’s still good going!

    • Stephanie Michael Hill

      She was on a team of 8 so they switch out riders.

    • VG

      From Wikipedia

      “Participants expect to ride around the clock. The leaders will average 1.5 hours sleep per day”