Calls for Bradley Wiggins to be given Freedom of Westminster
11:15 23 July 2012
Kilburn cyclist becomes the first Brit to win Tour de France
A Labour politician has called for Bradley Wiggins CBE to be given the Freedom of Westminster following his Tour de France triumph yesterday.
The 32-year-old, who grew up in Kilburn and attended St Augustine’s School in Oxford Road, became the first British winner of the cycling contest since it started in 1903.
Cllr Paul Dimoldenberg, Leader of Westminster’s Labour Group, said: “Bradley Wiggins is the most fantastic sportsman and it all started in Kilburn.
“Westminster Council should honour this most dedicated sportsman for his achievement as the first Briton to win the Tour de France, as well as his magnificent Olympic medals.
“Bradley Wiggins is a great role model for young people and the council should award this honour in Olympic Year 2012.”
Following his victory, Mr Wiggins, who has won six Olympic medals including three gold one, is now focussing on the 250km Olympic road race which takes place this Saturday.