Your Chance to Quiz Wiggo

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.

  Tickets go on sale for the 6-date UK tour on Friday 28 September at 10am via    myticket.co.uk   .

Tickets go on sale for the 6-date UK tour on Friday 28 September at 10am via myticket.co.uk.

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.

 Image courtesy of Reuters

Image courtesy of Reuters

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.

  Wiggo started in The Jump before retiring through injury

Wiggo started in The Jump before retiring through injury

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.”

  Bradley Wiggins - a man for all seasons

Bradley Wiggins - a man for all seasons

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