Want to get the inside story on the “jiffy bag”, ask about his appearance on The Jump, or his latest career as a rower? You’ll get your chance to quiz Sir Bradley Wiggins in person as he goes on tour (without his bike) this November.
If you’re anywhere near Manchester, London, Guildford, York, Cardiff or Nottingham, you’ll be able to join the former British professional road and track racing cyclist, along with TV presenter Matt Barbet, for an evening of tales from his fascinating career.
Wiggins has written a number of books about his career – including ‘In Pursuit of Glory’ and ‘In My Time’ which described his success as a track cyclist at the Beijing Olympics and the 2012 London Olympics. Wiggins’ latest offering ‘Icons’ takes the reader on an “extraordinarily intimate journey” through the sporting world.
The upcoming 2018 theatre tour will see Wiggins talk through stories from the latest book, his incredible career and life, as well as taking questions from the floor. Cycling fans will also have an opportunity to get up close to some iconic Bradley Wiggins bikes and memorabilia which he’ll be bringing along for the ride.
Wiggo won six world track titles and three Olympic gold medals before focusing fully on the road. A podium place at the 2009 Tour de France demonstrated his Grand Tour potential and he donned the Maglia Rosa at the 2010 Giro d’Italia before taking his first UCI World Tour race win at the 2011 Criterium du Dauphine.
A second Grand Tour podium place followed at the 2011 Vuelta a Espana before Wiggins embarked on his “annus mirabilis” in 2012 which saw him win four stages on his way to the Tour de France yellow jersey.
His 2012 Olympic win on the streets of London cemented his position, not just within his sport, but as a household name in Britain. His easy charm in front of the press was legendary and he won the BBC Sports Personality of the Year award, voted for by the public, as cycling was smashing its way into the mainstream.
Then 2013 brought further success, including the Tour of Britain title, and in 2014 Wiggins added the rainbow jersey to his collection by winning the World Time Trial Championships.
In 2015, Wiggins signed a contract extension with Team Sky, before transferring to his own Team WIGGINS in order to prepare alongside other members of the British track endurance squad for the team pursuit at the 2016 Rio Olympics. On 7 June 2015, Wiggins broke the hour record (chronicled in his best selling book ‘My Hour’), riding 54.536km, surpassing the previous mark of 52.937km set just five weeks earlier.
The Summer of 2016 saw Wiggins win his 5th gold medal at the Rio Olympics in the team pursuit and his eighth Olympic medal overall, making him one of Britain’s most decorated Olympians and rounding off a very impressive British sporting career.
Announcing his retirement from professional cycling at the end of 2016, Wiggins said, “2016 is the end of the road for this chapter, onwards and upwards, ‘feet on the ground, head in the clouds’ kids from Kilburn don’t win Olympic Golds and Tour de Frances! They do now.”
2018 TOUR DATES:-
Mon 12 November Manchester The Lowry Lyric Theatre
Tue 13 November London Kentish Town Forum
Wed 14 November Guildford G Live
Thu 15 November York The Barbican
Sat 17 November Cardiff St David’s Hall
Mon 19 November Nottingham Theatre Royal
Tickets got on general sale on Friday 28 September at 10am via www.myticket.co.uk