Bradley Wiggins is the talk of the country. Having now won more Gold medals than any other British Athlete, he will go down in history as a sports hero, but where did his dream begin?
There is no doubt that Bradley obviously inherited his father’s gift for cycling, but to win the ultimate sporting accolade, there is no denying that he had to devote a fair chunk of his life to intense training from an early age.
His speed cycling skills were honed to perfection at London’s Herne Hill Velodrome where he started racing at the tender age of 12.
It is often said that us Brits are good at sports where we sit down and with Bradley’s success and Chris Hoy’s past achievements, cycling is highly likely to continue to be a focus for our Nation’s sporting future.
Although one of the oldest cycle tracks in the world, Herne Hill Velodrome is a great place for would-be world champions to train. If you have you or your children show and aptitude for cycling you’ll need to live pretty close to a track for training. Here’s our selection of properties close to the velodrome.
This charming two bedroom house has been beautifully refurbished by the current owner. The property boasts a separate dining room and kitchen with two double bedrooms and a lovely decked garden. The price of this property is £575,000.
This detached five bed home is arranged over three floors. On the ground floor there is fantastic entertaining space. On the first floor there are four bedrooms and two bathrooms and a master suite on the top floor. The property would make an ideal family home and is priced at £1395,000.