It seems 2012 belongs to Bradley Wiggins. Not only did he become the first ever Briton to win the Tour de France in its entire 99-year history, but he has also surpassed Sir Steve Redgrave in becoming Britain’s most decorated Olympic Athlete – with a sizable stash of no less than 7 shiny medals – after scooping Gold in the road trial event this week.
His impressive cycling career all started due to his Australian father’s passion for endurance cycling. Following suit Wiggins had already began cycling at the Herne Hill Velodrome by the age of 12, going on to represent Camden in the London Youth Games, a feat that earned him a place in its hall of fame in 2010. His passion and hard work paid off so much that as a youthful 20 year old he won his first ever Olympic medal (bronze) in the Sydney Olympics in 2000, before going on to sign professionally as a racing cyclist.
In honour of Wiggins’ stellar career and stunning Tour de France win this year he rang the bell to begin the explosive Opening Ceremony of the 2012 Olympic games.
Bradley is a well known mod. As a result of his individual and retro style it was announced earlier this year that he would be joining forces with Fred Perry in bringing out his own clothing line with the brand in order to create “an authentic, non-technical range of cycle-wear.”