Londoners add to Olympic medal haul

Bradley Wiggins trains at Herne Hill velodrome

Cycling Londoners have played a large part in Britain’s outstanding medal haul at the Beijing Olympics.

Bradley Wiggins, pictured above training at the Herne Hill velodrome earlier this year, grew up in Maida Vale. He added to his medals from Athens 2004 with golds in the team and individual pursuit events.

Rebecca Romero from Carshalton took individual pursuit gold.

Wandsworth-born Emma Pooley picked up silver in the individual time trial.

Expect the British cycling team’s amazing achievements to inspire even more people to take up cycling for pleasure, sport and work. As a tired but elated Emma Pooley said after her win, “I hope it inspires people because cycling - not just competitive cycling - is so much fun. I can tell you I wouldn't do this at all unless I really enjoyed it.”

Other cycling medalists include:

Ed Clancy, Paul Manning, Geraint Thomas (Team Pursuit with Bradley Wiggins)

Nicole Cooke (Women’s Road Race)

Chris Hoy (Men’s Keirin, Men’s Sprint, Team Sprint)

Jamie Staff, Jason Kenny (Team Sprint with Chris Hoy)

Victoria Pendleton (Women’s Sprint)