Pippa Middleton conquers snakes to complete 3,000-mile bike ride across America


Pippa Middleton completes 3,0000 mile charity bike ride across America

Pippa Middleton and her brother James have completed a 3,000-mile charity bike ride across America.

The epic 12-state cycle was part of the Race Across America challenge for the Michael Matthews Foundation.

The event also benefits the British Heart Foundation, of which Pippa is an ambassador.

Pippa crossed the finish line just after 3am in Annapolis, Maryland, after covering the 3,000 miles in six days, 10 hours, and 54 minutes.

Pippa Middleton completes 3,0000 mile charity bike ride across America

She was the only woman in a team of eight, which also included her brother James.

Asked if she had saddle sores, Pippa laughed and told the Daily Mail: "It wasn't too bad. I think it was because I chose a particularly comfy saddle.

"The hardest thing was the sheer endurance of it and not getting enough sleep. We averaged about three hours a night."

She also added that there were scary critters to contend with, saying: "I found cycling at night quite intimidating. There was a few nights when we came across snakes, skunks and deer."

Her team covered California, Arizona, Utah, Colorado, Kansas, Missouri, Illinois, Indiana, Ohio, West Virginia, Pennsylvania and Maryland.

According to the Express, less than 200 individuals have successfully completed the event in the race's 32-year history.

Love the Middletons? See Pippa's sister Kate's recent royal trip to Australia and New Zealand here:

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