A budding young cyclist from Grimsargh has ridden the entire Guild Wheel – just weeks after having his bike stabilisers taken off.
Little Sam Goodman , five, wants to follow in the footsteps of cycling hero Sir Bradley Wiggins.
The Kirkham Grammar School pupil had his bike stabilisers taken off just six weeks before completing the 21-mile cycle route around Preston.
Proud mum Tammy, 35, said: “He has been completely inspired by recent cycling events and has decided that he would like to ride the Tour de France when he is older.
“He was interested in doing more rides and he was excited that we were going to take him around the Guild Wheel.”
The family, including dad Phil, 36, and Bella, three, who was carried by Tammy, completed the ride in three and a half hours and in total they rode 25 miles from their home.
Tammy added:“After we got home it was just in time to see Bradley Wiggins winning the Tour of Britain, so no doubt that will go on Sam’s list of things to do when he’s older too. We went round the wheel as a family and as his parents, are amazed and proud at how well he did.
“He seems completely unfazed by it all and instead seems to be wondering why we keep talking about it.
“We didn’t assume he would be able to do it, he wanted to have a go. He was more full of energy at the end of it than we were.
“He has got good stamina and is very ‘outdoorsy’. He fell off a couple of times because he wasn’t looking where he was going but he was a little trooper. We had a back up plan if he had had enough so we could take him home.”
The Guild Wheel was officially opened in the summer of 2012 as a Preston Guild legacy.
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