MOD rocker fan Sir Bradley Wiggins is selling his prized guitars.
The Olympic medalist, whose wife, Catherine, hails from Shevington, is selling four rare vintage guitars from his extensive collection, all Epiphone models from the 1960s.
He is pictured with each of the guitars on the Facebook page of the New Kings Road Vintage Guitar Emporium, which is selling on the models on his behalf.
They posted: “We are delighted to be able to offer for sale these Epiphones from the collection of Sir Bradley Wiggins. 1961 and 1964 Casino and two late 1960s Al Caiola Customs. He’s a serious vintage guitar collector as you can see. Come and take a look at these at the shop.”
All are worth several thousands pounds each.
Sir Wiggo has a well-known association with music, and has an affection for Mod culture. He achieved a life-long ambition in 2012 when he appeared on stage playing one of his guitars with Paul Weller at a charity event.
One of his favourite songs is The Queen is Dead by 1980s Manchester band The Smiths. He said: “This is the first piece of music I remember thinking ‘I like that’ and it’s stayed with me ever since. Whenever I hear it I have to turn it up.” He added that Chas and Dave’s That’s What I Like reminds him of his childhood and he would love David Bowie’s Sound and Vision to be played at his funeral.
Sir Bradley is currently riding in the Tour of Britain.