11/07/2013 15:56 BST | Updated 22/05/2015 06:12 BST

Hats Off To Victoria Pendleton In Purple To Launch Royal Ascot

Whatta headpiece! Victoria Pendleton brought a pop of colour to a dreary Hyde Park donning a very large, very pink, and very floral hat.

The hat-cum-house-plant was certainly a sight to behold. You'll be pleased to hear this isn't the latest wardrobe must-have for Spring/Summer 2013 but a promo tool for - what else? - Royal Ascot. Phew!

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The athlete ditched her usual Stella McCartney faces and opted for a boat neck Emilia Wickstead frock for the launch of Ascot's The Colour And The Glory' campaign.

Teaming the My Fair Lady-esque ensemble with nude suede heels, the cyclist posed for the camera aboard a snazzy horse-drawn carriage.

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The carriage footman, however, was looking decidedly dapper in emerald velvet, agreed? For more hatty pics from the shoot take a peek at the gallery below and let us know if you'll be taking headgear-spiration from Victoria.