Tour de France and Olympic time trial champion Bradley Wiggins has announced he will compete in cycling’s Tour of Britain – which is heading right through Ilkeston
His return to competitive action is now set to come on home soil in the eight-stage event which begins on September 9.
The second leg starts at Nottingham Castle, heads through Wollaton Park and reaching Nottingham Road, Ilkeston, just before 10.30am on Monday September 10.
The second leg ends at Knowsley Safari Park on Merseyside, after passing through West Hallam, Stanley Common and Smalley.
Wiggins made the announcement as he launched the inaugural Ride with Brad mass participation public cycling event in Barnoldswick, Lancashire.
When asked what his next plans were, Wiggins said: “I’m doing the Tour of Britain now.
“It’ll be nice. I’ll try to stay fit between now and then so I don’t embarrass myself! It’ll be good.”