11/06/2014 07:45 BST | Updated 20/05/2015 06:12 BST

Pippa Middleton's Summer Plans? The World's Toughest Bike Race

Many of us think of summer as a time to relax, go on holiday and replace our laptops and phones with a few good books. Not Pippa Middleton.

The Duchess of Cambridge's sister is about to set off for Race Across America - a 3,000 mile bike tour from the West to the East coast of the US.

Pippa Middleton at Queen's club in London. Getty Images

Pippa will be riding as part of an eight-person relay and cycling site