‘Kid from Kilburn’ Bradley Wiggins wins gold at London Olympics in cycling time trial

Calls made for cyclist to be given a Knighthood

Kilburn’s Bradley Wiggins has become Britain’s greatest ever Olympian after winning the gold medal in the men’s time trial today.

Bradley, who grew up in Dibdin House, Maida Vale, and went to St Augustine’s School in Oxford Road, Kilburn, received the medal this afternoon in a thrilling road race.

The latest gold pushes his overall total to seven comprising four golds, one silver and two bronze medals.

Cllr Paul Dimoldenberg, Queen’s Park ward, Westminster Council, told the Times that he believed Bradley – who calls himself the Kid from Kilburn – should now be knighted in the New Year’s Honours list.

Cllr Dimoldenberg said: “It is an absolutely fantastic and a wonderful result for Bradley.

“I think he deserves it (Knighthood) and I think we may see that happen in the New Year.”

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The gold medal comes just a few weeks after Bradley became the first Briton to win the Tour de France.

Bradley was rewarded with being asked to ring the bell which signalled the beginning of the London Olympics at the opening ceremony on Friday.