So not only did Bradley Wiggins win the Tour de France just a few days ago, but we also get the chance to see the man himself (and those aerodynamic sideburns!) in action again this Saturday 28 July in the Men’s Cycling Road Race which will be speeding through Kensington & Chelsea on its way to Surrey and the finishing line in the Mall. And if that’s not enough, Chris Froome and overwhelming race favourite, Mark ‘Cav’ Cavendish will of course also be displaying how their contribution will be invaluable to Team GB at London 2012.
And to add to the fantastic momentum initiated by the historic Tour de France win and now continuing with the Olympics, the Women’s Cycling Road Race also takes place this Sunday 29 July and Team GB, featuring Lizzie Armitstead and Nicole Cooke, are in with a fantastic opportunity to get some medals. Keep in mind that road closures will apply from as early as 3am and will reopen when safe, so check here before you head out.
We’re predicting that the best place to see the race will be outside the V&A where the pavement is wide and there is a bit of a bend in the road so some great views. Once things have calmed down and you’ve had your cycling fix for the day, what about a little culture to relax your frayed nerves? How about popping down to the newly refurbished Exhibition Road RoadShow
From Saturday 28 July to Sunday 5 August 2012, the RoadShow is a free to attend festival that explores the creative potential of the new urban space featuring everything from games and acrobatics to scientific experiments, music and aerial displays. And of course the vintage style ride on Sunday afternoon
So, lots to do this weekend and perhaps after all that cycling and culture, you will have deserved a glass of something when you get home!