Wiggins set for Tour of Britain
Bradley Wiggins has been given some time off since his Olympics triumph
Tour de France and Olympic time trial champion Bradley Wiggins has announced he will compete in cycling's Tour of Britain next month.
The 32-year-old has been given extra time off by Team Sky following his hugely successful summer and is not participating in the Tour of Denmark next week.
His return to competitive action is now set to come on home soil in the eight-stage event which begins in Ipswich on September 9.
Wiggins made the announcement as he launched the inaugural 'Ride with Brad' mass participation public cycling event in Barnoldswick, Lancashire.
When asked what his next plans were, Wiggins said: "I'm doing the Tour of Britain now.
"It'll be nice. I'll try to stay fit between now and then so I don't embarrass myself! It'll be good."
latest olympic videos
Members of Brazil's national sailing team say polluted waters could pose a problem to the 2016 Olympics just days before the first Rio 2016 ... More Members of Brazil's national sailing team say polluted waters could pose a problem to the 2016 Olympics just days before the first Rio 2016 test event
Date 29/07/14, Duration 3:20, Views 13