Bradley Wiggins's Hour Record attempt screened live in Lancashire

Ribble Valley Cycling Festival will screen Bradley Wiggins's Hour Record attempt on Sunday

Bradley Wiggins

Sir Bradley Wiggins’s adopted home county is screening his UCI Hour Record attempt on a big screen on Sunday as part of a wider cycling festival.

Wiggins, who resides in the Lancashire village of Eccleston, will attempt to better Alex Dowsett’s current record in London with his stated aim to ride more than 55km.

The first ever Ribble Valley Cycling Festival started on Friday (June 5) with a week-long programme of cycling events planned.

Wiggins’ ride will be shown at the Green Jersey in Clitheroe, one of the stage hosts of this September’s Aviva Tour of Britain.

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Yesterday, broadcaster-cum-commentator Ned Boulting was special guest at An Evening With, starting proceedings for the week.

Throughout the coming days there will be bike clinics, stalls and next Saturday a pop-up velodrome will spring up in Clitheroe between noon and 3pm.

A bike-powered concert will take to the Clitheroe Castle Bandstand on Friday between 6pm and 9pm, three local acts forming the line-up.

Stuart Hirst, Ribble Valley Borough Council leader, is excited by the festival’s schedule: “The borough is fast becoming a hotspot for cycling enthusiasts due to its beautiful and varied landscape, and visitors to the festival can be assured of a warm Ribble Valley welcome.

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Nigel Wynn
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Nigel Wynn worked as associate editor on CyclingWeekly.com, he worked almost single-handedly on the Cycling Weekly website in its early days. His passion for cycling, his writing and his creativity, as well as his hard work and dedication, were the original driving force behind the website’s success. Without him, CyclingWeekly.com would certainly not exist on the size and scale that it enjoys today. Nigel sadly passed away, following a brave battle with a cancer-related illness, in 2018. He was a highly valued colleague, and more importantly, n exceptional person to work with - his presence is sorely missed.