Olympic hero Sir Bradley Wiggins has met young fans in Carlisle ahead of the start of Britain's biggest cycle.
Today's stage two of the Tour of Britain runs from Carlisle to Kendal with the race getting underway in Carlisle city centre at 11am.
Before the race Sir Bradley, who has won five Olympic gold medals as well the 2012 Tour de France, this morning visited the Carlisle branch of electrical wholesaler YESSS Electrical.
The company sponsors Wiggins and his cycling team.
Sir Bradley Wiggins is set to resume the Tour of Britain today after a taxing second day saw him joke he had overdone recent celebrations
Cyclists including Olympians Sir Bradley Wiggins and Mark Cavendish have crossed the Tour of Britain finish line in Kendal.
Crowds gathered in Carlisle city centre this morning for the Tour of Britain's Stage Two start.