Hundreds turn out to 'Ride with Brad' in support of Bradley Wiggins' charity
Cyclists turned out in force yesterday in support of the inaugural 'Ride with Brad' which marked the launch of Olympic gold medallist Bradley Wiggins' charity, the Bradley Wiggins Foundation which aims to encourage and support more people in sport. People the world over took on the 160km ride in Lancashire which Wiggins uses as a training route and can reduce a man to 'weeping-point' according to Matt Slater of the BBC who tweeted, "As for the sportive, see this road...it made me weep @WiggoFoundation 'Ride With Brad' 1-0 Me. I'll be back", alongside the image above.
Wiggins took to Twitter (@bradwiggins) to thank those that supported his cause despite the wet weather, "Huge Thank You to all who rode the Wiggo Foundation sportive today great to see so many people out enjoying the day despite the weather.
"And very proud my good lady wife competed the route after only 4 hours kip and a hangover! #wiganlass", added Wiggins.
More information on the charity can be found on the following website; http://www.bradleywigginsfoundation.org/site/ and through their Twitter handle (@WiggoFoundation) while images from the day were posted by photographer Henry Iddon (@henryiddon) on Twitter. A full gallery of the day and updates on the charity can also be found on their Facebook page; http://www.facebook.com/wiggofoundation.