Bradley Wiggins vs Andy Birdsall: Wiggo's minute man prepares for time trial of his life

Tickhill Velo rider Andy Birdsall makes his final preparations before taking on time trial world champion Sir Bradley Wiggins at this Saturday's City RC 10-mile time trial near Hull

Tickhill Velo club rider Andy Birdsall is making the last minute preparations for the time trial of his life this weekend where he lines up as the minute man for Sir Bradley Wiggins at the City RC 10-mile time trial on Saturday.

Birdsall, a 43 year-old sales representative for an electronics company by day, has borrowed a friend's time trial bike and underwent a bike fitting session with Andy Bishop at his home last night in advance of his ride on the V718 course near Hull.

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Richard Abraham is an award-winning writer, based in New Zealand. He has reported from major sporting events including the Tour de France and Olympic Games, and is also a part-time travel guide who has delivered luxury cycle tours and events across Europe. In 2019 he was awarded Writer of the Year at the PPA Awards.