From Dulwich Park to Paris: The story of Fred Wright's debut Tour de France

The 22-year-old Brit, 'a child of the Herne Hill community', was the youngest rider in this year's race

Fred Wright
(Image credit: Getty)

Fred Wright's dad, Phil, is an actor, he's been in Line of Duty, Call The Midwife and Eastenders. But on Sundays, he also used to work at a bike hire place in Dulwich Park, south London.

Sometimes his wife would bring Fred and his sister Lottie along, and Fred, aged four, would ride around Dulwich Park on either a banana bike, which you had to lean to steer, and was equipped with a really heavy gear, or a 'fun racer', really heavy but with a tiny gear. He used to speed around while his dad sorted customers out with their hires.

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Hi. I'm Cycling Weekly's Weekend Editor. I like writing offbeat features and eating too much bread when working out on the road at bike races.

Before joining Cycling Weekly I worked at The Tab and I've also written for Vice, Time Out, and worked freelance for The Telegraph (I know, but I needed the money at the time so let me live).

I also worked for ITV Cycling between 2011-2018 on their Tour de France and Vuelta a España coverage. Sometimes I'd be helping the producers make the programme and other times I'd be getting the lunches. Just in case you were wondering - Phil Liggett and Paul Sherwen had the same ham sandwich every day, it was great.