Back in 2008, fresh from his double gold medal win in Beijing, Bradley Wiggins was one of Time Out London’s 40th birthday heroes. The Tour de France winner recalled his memories of growing up in Kilburn, his penchant for the ‘60s Carnaby Street mod scene and his early days cycling around the Serpentine in Hyde Park.
However, it was at southeast London’s Herne Hill Velodrome that Wiggo began his cycling career at the tender age of 12. And now the jubilant and freshly enthused cyclists at Herne Hill are offering children – no doubt already ‘bored’ at home – the chance to train in the shadow of cycling’s latest tour de force. Whatever their ability, kids are welcome to the 10am to 3pm sessions at just £15 a day, including bike and helmet hire. Booking is limited to 30 places per session so sign your brood up now to avoid disappointment. Natalie Gil
For info, see hernehillvelodrome.com