Bradley Wiggins blue plaque

Oympic and Tour de France champion Sir Bradley Wiggins has been honoured with a blue plaque at the place he learnt to ride a bike when he was a boy.

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Blue plaque honours Sir Bradley Wiggins

Blue plaque in honour of Sir Bradley Wiggins Credit: ITN

Olympic and Tour de France champion Sir Bradley Wiggins has been honoured with a blue plaque at the place where he first learnt to ride a bike as a boy.

His proud grandmother, Maureen Cousins, unveiled the tribute at the Paddington Recreation Ground close to where the cycling hero grew up in Kilburn.

Maureen Cousins (right) unveiled the plaque Credit: ITN

His family joined forces with local councillor Jan Prendergast (pictured on the right) to get Westminster Council's approval for a permanent reminder of Sir Bradley's immense sporting achievements.

Sir Bradley Wiggins celebrates his Tour de France victory last year Credit: Reuters

It sits alongside Sir Roger Bannister's who used the park to train before he became the first person to run the four-minute mile in 1954.

Sir Bradley couldn't be there in person as he is racing in Italy. He is said to be very pleased with the accolade.

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