Olympic cyclist inspires new bar opening in Lancashire


Bradley's Bar

A new bar named in honour of sporting legend Bradley Wiggins is to open as part of a new development in Lancashire.

The 290-capacity Bradley’s Sports Bar is due to open in early June as part of the Mill Farm Sports Village complex being built near Wesham on the Fylde coast.

It will have 18 screens across four different areas as well as a dedicated TV and video wall so guests can keep up to date with all sports at the same time. It will also have an outside seating area.

The family-friendly bar will be open seven days a week and serve food made with local produce as well as a range of cask ales and other beers. Pictured is a computer-generated image of what it will look like.

Mill Farm owner David Haythornthwaite said choosing to name the bar after the racing cyclist, who lives in Eccleston in Lancashire, was an “easy” decision.

“I’ve always admired Bradley Wiggins and what he’s done for cycling, as well as bringing attention to the north and its sporting achievements,” he said. “I was fortunate enough to be in Paris when he became the first Englishman to win the Tour De France – it was some day!

“He’s a great example of where hard work and discipline can get you, in life and sport, and I’m looking forward to welcoming sports fans to Bradley’s in honour of Wiggo and to watch him compete at future events. It goes without saying too that he would be welcome to visit at any time.”

At the heart of the Mill Farm Sports Village will be a new 6,000-capacity stadium for AFC Fylde alongside state-of- the-art five- and seven-a-side pitches, a full-size hockey pitch together with a 3G football pitch, a petrol station and other restaurants and bars. The development is due to launch this June.

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