Golden girl honoured for her Olympic win

CHEERS Dani King, Joanna Rowsell and Laura Trott celebrate after winning the women's team pursuit final at the Velodrome
CHEERS Dani King, Joanna Rowsell and Laura Trott celebrate after winning the women's team pursuit final at the Velodrome
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Olympic gold medal-winning cyclist Dani King is to be honoured by having a cycle path named after her in her home village.

Team pursuit cyclist Dani, 21, took gold alongside Laura Trott and Joanna Rowsell at the Games.

Eastleigh Borough Council is to name the route through Hamble-le-Rice the Dani King Cycleway.

It passes her old primary school and sports college where she first started her cycling career.

Dani, who said she felt honoured, said: ‘When people ride along it, I hope it will remind them of the legacy of the Olympics and inspire them to keep fit and enjoy sport.’

The 2.3-mile route runs from Hamble Lane, Bursledon, to Copse Lane, Hamble-le-Rice.

Borough council leader Keith House said: ‘Dani is the first Olympic gold medallist from the borough for 80 years.

‘We want to recognise her great achievement and what better way than naming the cycling facilities in her own home village after her?’

The route will also be marked by new signs at each end and at points along it.