Arise Sir Bradley Wiggins

Chorley Citizen: NERVOUS: A ‘humbled’ Sir Bradley is knighted by the Queen NERVOUS: A ‘humbled’ Sir Bradley is knighted by the Queen

Chorley-based cyclist Sir Bradley Wiggins has said he would continue training for the next Olympics this week, despite the perfect excuse to take time off – being knighted by the Queen.

The 33-year-old was honoured for services to cycling in a career that has included seven Olympic medals and becoming the first Briton to win the Tour de France.

Sir Bradley, who lives in Eccleston, was joined at Buckingham Palace by his wife and two children, said the title was an ‘incredible honour’ for the ‘inferior’ feat of winning a bike race.

Visibly shell-shocked moments after the ceremony, he said: “It was quite nerve-wracking actually. I’m just incredibly uncomfortable in those circumstances. The Queen asked what I’m doing now, and it was an incredible summer.

“I mean it’s quite humbling, really, being here. I was just talking to some of the other people getting stuff, and asking them what they’ve been honoured for, and they’re historic things, ground-breaking sciences or whatever. I’ve won a bike race, you know, and I feel a little bit inferior to everyone, really.”

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