Sir Bradley Wiggins said he enjoyed Guernsey and wished to visit again

October 25th, 2013 by Richard Lord

(from part 2)

Fans wore the Wiggo 101 yellow t-shirts with pride (click image to expand - ©RLLord)

‘Guernsey Rides for Bradley’ community cycle ride participants who raised sponsorship money were given a yellow Wiggo 101 t-shirt (click image to expand – ©RLLord)

Guernsey Police played an important role closing the waterfront to motor vehicles and being on-hand throughout the mornings events until Sir Bradley Wiggins left the area.

Traffic Sergeant John Tostevin (centre) with Deputy Mike O'Hara, Minister for Culture & Leisure Department (click image to expand - ©RLLord)

Guernsey Police Traffic Sergeant John Tostevin (centre) with Deputy Mike O’Hara, Minister for Culture & Leisure Department, on the right (click image to expand – ©RLLord)

Deputy Mike O’Hara, Culture & Leisure Department Minister, entered the commentary box to broadcast over the loudspeaker congratulations to all the volunteers and organisations that worked so hard in a short period of time to organise the ‘Cycling Sunday’ events and make them a great success.

Returning bicycles home after the races (click image to expand - ©RLLord)

Returning bicycles home after the races (click image to expand – ©RLLord)

Peter Falla, Marketing Director at the Culture and Leisure department, was on-hand throughout the morning events to make sure they ran smoothly.

Peter Falla, Marketing Director of the Culture & Leisure Department, thanks good friend Traffic Sargeant John Tostevin for his help with Cycling Sunday (click image to expand - ©RLLord)

Peter Falla, Marketing Director of the Culture & Leisure Department, thanks good friend Traffic Sergeant John Tostevin for his help with Cycling Sunday (click image to expand – ©RLLord)

He thanked the Guernsey Police for their excellent work.

Sir Bradley Wiggins emerges from the Boathouse Restaurant on Crown Pier, St Peter Port (click image to expand - ©RLLord)

Sir Bradley Wiggins emerges from The Boathouse Restaurant on Victoria/ Crown Pier, St Peter Port (click image to expand – ©RLLord)

After several interviews with the Guernsey broadcast media inside The Boathouse, which was crowded with many people wishing to meet Sir Bradley or seek his autograph, he emerged into the sunshine with his family at his side.

Sir Bradley Wiggins gives the photographer a quizzical look (click image to expand - ©RLLord)

Sir Bradley Wiggins gives the photographer a quizzical look (click image to expand – ©RLLord)

Sir Bradley asked the photographer who was wearing a cycle helmet and a yellow reflective jacket with dark trousers if he was a policeman, and the photographer assured him he wasn’t.

Sir Bradley Wiggins liked Guernsey and said he wanted to return to the island (click image to expand - ©RLLord)

A relaxed Sir Bradley Wiggins said he liked Guernsey and wished to return to the island (click image to expand – ©RLLord)

Traffic Sergeant John Tostevin offered to show Sir Bradley the controls of his Guernsey police motorcycle, which was parked outside the restaurant.

Guernsey Police Traffic Sergeant John Tostevin turns on the siren of his motorbike (click image to expand - ©RLLord)

Guernsey Police Traffic Sergeant John Tostevin turns on the siren of his motorbike (click image to expand – ©RLLord)

The Traffic Sergeant turned on the motorcycle’s deafening siren to the amusements of those nearby.

Sir Bradley Wiggins on a Guernsey Police motorbike (click image to expand - ©RLLord)

Sir Bradley Wiggins on a Guernsey Police motorbike (click image to expand – ©RLLord)

Sir Bradley Wiggins’ children took their turn to sit on the Guernsey Police motorcycle and then Sir Bradley took his turn.

Sir Bradley Wiggins sits on a Guernsey police motorbike while his son examines it (click image to expand - ©RLLord)

Sir Bradley Wiggins sits on a Guernsey police motorbike while his son examines it (click image to expand – ©RLLord)

Then Sir Bradley left with his family to go to lunch.

 

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