Friday 10 July 2009


A Chiswick-based sales manager is relying on pedal power to take him to the beach in the annual London to Brighton bike ride.

Brett Wiggins has the backing of his employer, Chiswick Volkswagen, and is hoping to raise about £1,000 for the British Heart Foundation.

The 29-year-old has only recently taking up cycling, after injuries brought a premature end to his athletics career, but regularly clocks up over 100 miles in the saddle every week.

He said: “I’ve been training hard and have set myself high standards and a time to reach Brighton in.

“I’m really enjoying cycling and can’t wait to test myself in the ‘London Marathon’ for cyclists.”

Brett is part of a quartet of riders who’ll be among 27,000 people starting the 54-mile journey at Clapham Common on 21st June at 8am.

He’s hoping to reach Brighton in less than four hours in what is his first officially timed bike event.

Chiswick Volkswagen’s brand manager, Shaun Kirby, said: “Brett is very enthusiastic about cycling and he has the support of everyone at Chiswick Volkswagen.

“We’ve organised a collection at the retailer and hope customers can also help increase the total money raised.”

To help Brett reach his target of £1,000 simply call in to Chiswick Volkswagen on King Street, Hammersmith or go to

Released on behalf of Chiswick Volkswagen by Connect PR. For more information contact Richard Knowles on 01902 714 957 or

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