Brad’s team is in gear

Pedal power: Team Wiggle prepare for the ride

Pedal power: Team Wiggle prepare for the ride

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Olympic and amateur cyclists are gearing up with their last minute preparations for a charity ride.

Eccleston-based Olympic hero Sir Bradley Wiggins is hosting his second Ride with Brad event in Lancashire this weekend and today is the last day cyclists can sign up to join him.

The Tour de France champ will be accompanied by Olympic trio, Laura Trott, Dani King and Joanna Rowsell, on the rides from Barnoldswick on Sunday.

Entrants can choose from a 50km, 100km or 160km route, with money raised from the event will go towards the Bradley Wiggins Foundation, a registered charity, which aims to promote participation in sport and to provide support to local individuals, groups and communities.

Dani said: “It is fantastic to be able to ride alongside fans in the Ride with Brad Sportive. As a team we are really lucky to be supported by the Bradley Wiggins Foundation, so it is lovely to be able to give something back to say thank you.”

Laura added: “We had incredible support from fans during the Olympics, I can’t wait to have the opportunity to meet some of them, have a chat and do what we like doing best; riding our bikes.”

And Joanna said: “Lancashire is such a beautiful part of the country, so I am really looking forward being able to get out on bike for an enjoyable ride with fellow cyclists.”

The routes will take in Sir Bradley Wiggins’ favourite training roads as well as some of Lancashire’s outstanding natural beauty spots.

To register today, log on to www.ridewithbrad.com/still-time-to-enter.aspx