The 3,000 mile journey begins in Oceanside, California and ended in Annapolis, Maryland. Joining Pippa in the ‘Race Across America’ is her brother James and their friend James Matthews.
The three of them are part of an eight person team who will be riding on behalf of a charity in honor of Matthew’s brother.
Matthew’s brother died during a descent from Everest in 1999. The Michael Matthews Foundation is a nonprofit who provides an education for children around the world who aren’t able to receive one.
Bicycling isn’t new to Pippa. She recently wrote a column for ’The Daily Telegraph’ about her experience riding a bike around her parent’s home. She has also participated in a bicycle race across Scotland.
This time around it’s going to be a little different. Race Across America takes about nine days. The race begins on June 14th.
Good luck to all the participants!