Wiggins to ride in Tour of Britain

Tour de France and Olympic champion Bradley Wiggins has confirmed he is competing in the Tour of Britain starting September 9.

The 32-year-old Wiggins, who became the first Briton to win the Tour and then landed the Olympic time trial crown, is skipping the Tour of Denmark next week but will be back in the saddle for the start of the eight-stage Tour of Britain at Ipswich.

"It'll be nice. I'll try to stay fit between now and then so I don't embarrass myself! It'll be good," Wiggins said Sunday as he launched the inaugural 'Ride with Brad' mass participation public cycling event in Barnoldswick, Lancashire.

Britain's gold medal cyclist Bradley Wiggins appears at the BT London Live concert in Hyde Park on August 4. Wiggins has confirmed he is competing in the Tour of Britain starting September 9.