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Plaque to mark where Sir Bradley Wiggins learnt to cycle

Sir Bradley Wiggins picking up his Tour of Britain trophy in London last week
Sir Bradley Wiggins completed his Tour of Britain win in London last weekend Credit: Tim Ireland/PA Wire/

A plaque to mark the spot where Tour de France winning cyclist Sir Bradley Wiggins learnt to ride a bike is being unveilled today. His grandmother, Maureen Cousins, will be on hand to do the honours at Paddington recreation ground, not far from where he grew up in Kilburn.

The event follows a successful week at the world time trial championship in Florence, where he won silver and his Tour of Britain win last weekend.

Councillor Jan Prendergast says that having "worked to have a plaque put up to honour Sir Roger Bannister's connection with Paddington Rec over a decade ago, it became an ambition of mine to have a similar one put up for Sir Bradley Wiggins too."

Wiggins in the lead as the Tour hits central London

Today sees the final stage of the Tour of Britain cycling race - and champion cyclist Sir Bradley Wiggins is in the lead to take the title.

The race will start and finish on Whitehall, passing world-famous sights such as the Tower of London, Big Ben and the Houses of Parliament.

Fellow Briton Mark Cavendish is also in a strong position, having come top in yesterday's leg of the race through Guildford.

The race will get underway at 3.30 this afternoon.

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