Tour De France winner Sir Bradley Wiggins recently paid a visit to academic Dr Marlon Moncrieffe’s exhibition about Black British cyclists.
Dr Moncrieffe’s display ‘Made in Britain: Uncovering the Life-Histories of Black-British Champions in Cycling’ was on show at the Big Fete Velo at the Herne Hill Velodrome which was hosted previously at the university.
Sir Bradley visited the London exhibition to pay homage to his early mentor Mr Russell Williams, who features in the show. Sir Bradley and Williams engaged in an open discussion at the Fete.
Dr Moncrieffe said: “Sir Bradley began to follow my research work in the run up to the December exhibition in Brighton. We spoke on Instagram and he agreed to host a public discussion with Russell Williams, a cyclist featured in my study, and Sir Bradley’s early mentor.
“He stuck to his word and showed deep respect to his early mentor in their conversation and tour of my exhibition of research. It was another wonderful endorsement of my research work.”
‘Made in Britain: Uncovering the Life-Histories of Black-British Champions in Cycling’, is based on Dr Moncrieffe’s research for the university and tells the stories of black British cyclists through their oral testimonies, and use of photography and memorabilia.