Cyclist Bradley Wiggins starts Tour of Britain in Nottingham

Bradley Wiggins with Olympic gold medal
Bradley Wiggins with Olympic gold medal Photo: PA

Tour De France winner Bradley Wiggins will turn his attention to the Tour of Britain today.

The Olympic gold medalist will mark his return to competitive action with an appearance at the Nottingham leg of the Tour of Britain. Teammate Mark Cavendish will also be at Nottingham Castle, as the route heads through the city centre via Castle Road.

Confirmation of Bradley Wiggins and Mark Cavendish in the Tour of Great Britain is great news for all fans of cycling. Bradley Wiggins' success in the Tour de France and at the Olympics has captured the imagination of many people, not only fans of cycling. Having two of the world's greatest road cyclists in Nottingham is great for the city and for the sport of cycling."

– Councillor Jon Collins, Nottingham City Council's Leader

The race leaves Nottingham via the A609 Trowell Road, heading on to Ilkeston, West Hallam, Little Eaton and Duffield, where the first intermediate Yodel Sprint of Stage Two will take place, covering 177.8 km.