Local boy chosen to cycle with Tour of Britain



A Knowle West boy had a dream come true when he cycled with the final leg of the Tour of Britain on the Downs in Bristol this September.

Timothy Perks (9), a pupil at New Fosseway School in Hartcliffe, was one of five children picked to take part and was lucky enough to meet sporting hero Sir Bradley Wiggins.

He was accompanied by five staff and met by the Bike Ability volunteers who take the students for weekly rides using specially adapted cycles.

Timothy said of his experience: “My best part was getting a medal and I had to go fast on my bike.”

Mum Sally said: “He loved taking part in the Tour and they said he could be in the team next year!”