Chris Froome joined by hundreds of riders for Southampton 'flash ride'

Tour de France champion Chris Froome asked people to join him for a ride in Southampton on Saturday, and hundreds obliged

Several hundred riders turned up at University of Southampton on Saturday afternoon after double Tour de France champion Chris Froome announced on Twitter that he was going for a ride in the area.

Froome invited any local riders in the vicinity to join him for a spin, and despite the short notice hundreds turned up to meet the Team Sky leader.

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Nigel Wynn
Former Associate Editor

Nigel Wynn worked as associate editor on, 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, 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, an exceptional person to work with - his presence is sorely missed.