Westminster to honour Sir Bradley Wiggins

In response to a petition on its web site, Westminster has decided to honour Sir Bradley Wiggins.

After the full council considered the petition, it agreed:

‘That the City Council congratulate Sir Bradley Wiggins, CBE, it’s [sic] former resident on his ground-breaking cycling achievements, which include seven Olympic Medals – four of which are Gold, spread over four Summer Olympic Games: Six Track Cycling World Championships; 3rd place in the General  Classification of the Tour de France, 2009; 3rd place in the Vuelta a Espana, 2011; Winner of the 2011 and 2012 Criterium du Dauphine; Winner of the 2012 Paris – Nice and Tour de Romandie; winner of the General Classification of the Tour de France, 2012 and on being knighted by Her Majesty The Queen in the New Year’s Honours List and in recognition of such achievements agrees to enter into dialogue with Sir Bradley to agree with him the most appropriate way of recognizing those achievements and his association with Westminster which could include the naming of a sports facility after him; erecting green plaque in an appropriate place (such as in Paddington Recreation Ground) or offering him the Freedom of the City and that Officers report to the relevant Cabinet Member, as necessary, in the event of a naming or Green Plaque being proposed or in the event of him being offered the Freedom of the City an Extraordinary Meeting of the Council be convened upon direction of the Lord Mayor. ’

Bradley Wiggins Way

Meanwhile a proposal has originated from Brent cyclists to create a cycle route in Sir Bradley's honour. The most appropriate route for Bradley Wiggins Way would be along Carlton Vale, where he grew up, on the borders of Westminster and Brent. Officers from Brent, Westminster and Camden have shown some interest in this proposal and there have been a couple of site visits.

Carlton Vale
Carlton Vale, where Sir Bradley grew up

This post was edited by ColinWing at 11:31am 4 February 2013.


Did I miss the joke? That's a picture of Mark Cavendish on the magazine cover.

  • By GeorgeG at 6:08pm 31 January 2013

The best tribute to Sir Bradburn would be to rewrite Westminster's City Management Plan, which spits in the face of the 63% of Westminster households that don't have a car by making it clear that car parking and loading take precedence over the provision of any decent cycling infrastructure.

Perhaps we should set up a rival petition to Brad to ask him to turn down the green plaque until Westminster gets onto two wheels.

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