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Cycling hero Bradley Wiggins will ride through St Helens in Tour of Britain
2:10pm Sunday 19th August 2012 in News
Tour de France and Olympic time trial champion Bradley Wiggins will compete in cycling's Tour of Britain, which will ride through St Helens next month.
The London 2012 hero will be among cyclists will enter the borough in Garswood on the afternoon of Monday, September 10.
They will travel from Billinge Road to Newton Road into Billinge and head down Main Street then onto Rainford Road towards Crank.
The route heads to Higher Lane Rainford and onto Ormskirk Road and the Rainford By Pass before leaving the borough for Knowsley Safari Park.
Wiggins has been given extra time off by Team Sky following his hugely successful summer and is not participating in the Tour of Denmark next week.
His return to competitive action is now set to come on home soil in the eight-stage Tour of Britain event, which begins in Ipswich on September 9.
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."
St Helens Council has informed schools along the route of the timing of the race and pupils may line the streets to cheer them.
For more details about the race log on to http://www.tourofbritain.com/