Your article: Market Weighton to boast two Bradleys on same day

Mayor Peter Hemmerman and Rotarian Steve Marsdin with the Giant Bradley statue.
Mayor Peter Hemmerman and Rotarian Steve Marsdin with the Giant Bradley statue.

There will be two ‘Giant’ Bradleys in Market Weighton tomorrow (29 April), when cycling star Sir Bradley Wiggins passes through the town on the first stage of this year’s Tour de Yorkshire.

To commemorate this, Rapha, who provide the jerseys for Team Wiggins, have kindly donated two replica cycling jerseys that the Rotary Club of Weighton Wolds will auction off on behalf of the Tour’s official charity, the RNLI.

Rotary clubs throughout Yorkshire are helping collect money for the RNLI over the three days of the race and Steve Marsdin said that local Rotarians would be doing their bit too.

Town mayor, councillor Peter Hemmerman, said: “It’s great that the Tour de Yorkshire is visiting Market Weighton for the second year running.

The town is already a favourite stop-off place for cyclists enjoying the excellent riding available in the East Yorkshire Wolds, the Tour can only increase its popularity.” He added: “There’s a sporting connection between Giant Bradley and Sir Bradley too, they both like sporting sideburns!”