Victoria Pendleton: Jousting With An Olympic Champion

I’m Victoria Pendleton, double Olympic gold medallist cyclist, and now amateur jockey, and I’m here at English Heritage Kenilworth Castle to try some jousting. Jousters were the Olympians of their day. They had a drive that probably only our best sportsmen have today. Come and meet my horse Duke. Hello, Duke! I have been very…

Jousting: The Ultimate Sport

Today we’ve been at the physio and sports science centre at the University of Bath to access the physical characteristics of a jousting athlete or a knight. We’ve been measuring endurance, strength, agility and core stability. But there’s other factors that come into this that make it much harder. So once the armour goes on,…