OLYMPIC cyclist Bradley Wiggins is such an inspirational figure that he has a sausage created in his honour.
Butcher Paul Clark, who runs George H Pickings, in the North East, entered the Stand Up For British Bangers competition, in Newcastle, to create a sausage inspired by an British icon or event - and chose Wiggins.
The garlic and herb sausage was one of four “iconic” creations, judged by comedian Al Murray.
Meanwhile, Wiggins is to help fund a new British-based women’s group - Dream Team Honda Pro Cycling Team (DTPC) - that will include some of the country’s best young riders.
A statement from DTPC read: “The team is privileged to have the backing of British cycling legend Bradley Wiggins CBE through the Wiggo Foundation. Wiggins’ provision of generous support, assistance and encouragement will further enable the girls to fulfil their potential.”
The 32-year-old, whose autobiography - My Time - hit the shelves on Thursday, was to appear on The Graham Norton Show last night, but was forced to pull out after he was injured when he was hit by a van on Wednesday.
The book details his triumphs and also lifts the lid on his Shevington-born wife’s Twitter spat with Chris Froome’s girlfriend. Froome, Wiggins’ team mate, was runner up in the Tour De France.