VIDEO: Team Wiggins to compete in Sunday’s Tickhill Grand Prix

Sir Bradley Wiggins
Sir Bradley Wiggins

Team Wiggins will be the star attraction at Sunday’s YESSS Tickhill Grand Prix.

Founded by Sir Bradley Wiggins last year, Team Wiggins has entered a strong eight man team for a race billed as Yorkshire’s most prestigious non-championship Criterium.

Around 450 riders are expected to compete in eight separate races, with organisers hoping to attract a crowd in excess of 5,000.

Organiser Richard Stoodley said: “We’ve been working hard all year to plan this year’s event, which promises to be bigger and better than ever.

“Getting Team Wiggins to support our event in only our third year is just amazing, and it will not only give a huge boost to the other riders and spectators attending, but will also attract other top teams who won’t want Team Wiggins taking home all the prize money.

“Since Yorkshire played host to the Grand Depart of the Tour de France last year and the Tour de Yorkshire earlier this year, the region’s love of cycling has grown and grown. We hope this will attract even more spectators and competitors to the YESSS Tickhill Grand Prix.”

Racing starts at 11.30am.

Admission is free for spectators and entertainment will include big screens, commentary, music, street food from CycleKitchen and roller racing. The event also boasts its own “Grand Prix” real ale.

The public can also get involved, ‘racing’ against themselves and friends on the ‘Rollapaluza’ static roller racing bikes to help raise money for The Dave Rayner Fund – a charity that assists ambitious young riders embarking on a professional cycling career.

Award ceremonies take place after the final race and are followed by an evening of celebration for spectators and riders alike.

For more information about the YESSS Tickhill Grand Prix 2015 visit www.tickhillgp.com.