This coming weekend, sporting history could be made, even before the London Olympics commences. Barring any illnesses and accidents and assuming he can get through two more tough stages in the Pyrenees, Bradley Wiggins will cycle into Paris next Sunday afternoon in the coveted leader’s yellow jersey of the Tour de France to become the first ever British winner. So what you might say, someone has to win. Ten years ago this would have been unimaginable and when British Cycling’s Road Racing Team evolved into Team Sky three years ago, their target to have a British yellow jersey winner by 2015 seemed unlikely. Three years before their target it now seems incredibly likely. The second reason of interest for us is that Bradley is a Londoner who first started his cycling career at Herne Hill Velodrome 20 years ago. We are so lucky to have such a marvellous and venerable facility nearby: children can try out track cycling every Friday at 5pm or Saturday morning at 9am and there is also mountain biking tuition through Herne Hill Youth Cycling Club.

Keep updated on Bradley’s progress this week by watching the daily highlights at 7pm on ITV4 each evening and you can watch the final stage to Paris live on Sunday on the same channel. GO BRADLEY GO!

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