Wiggins has been training for the event since hanging up his Team Sky wheels after Paris-Roubaix in April. He made his debut for his Team Wiggins squad at the Tour de Yorkshire last month but since then all his attention has been on the track.
Alex Dowsett currently holds the Hour Record having set a distance of 52.937km in May. Wiggins’ attempt with be broadcast live on Sky Sports 2 on the evening of June 7, while a live stream will also be on Youtube. You can also follow coverage in the build up to the event all week on Cyclingnews.
“Seeing Chris Boardman take on the hour record as a kid inspired me to get on my bike and I want to do the same for the next generation,” Wiggins said in a recent statement on the British Cycling website.