Wiggins on the radio

Bradley Wiggins
Bradley Wiggins

SIR Bradley Wiggins will take over the airwaves over the festive season.

The Olympic cyclist, whose wife Catherine is from Shevington, is one of the guest editors of BBC Radio 4’s Today.

I told them I’d do this show if I could shine the spotlight on stuff that interests me

Sir Bradley Wiggins

His show will be broadcast from 6am to 9am on December 29.

Other guest editors this year include the lawyer Miriam González Durántez, who is the wife of former Liberal Democrat leader Nick Clegg, and the actor, Michael Sheen.

Wiggins will oversee approximately half of the show and will be live on air. He will be allowed to make his own choices on what he discusses and what soundbites to play.

He said: “I don’t know anything about politics or economic policy. But I’ve listened to a lot of people having a good old moan over the years. You meet interesting characters when you’re out on a bike.

“I told them I’d do this show if I could shine the spotlight on stuff that interests me.

“Like did London 2012 do any good? Where is the next generation of Bradley Wiggins going to come from? What actually happens to you when you retire? And why should anyone bother to vote for politicians?”

This is not Wiggins’s first radio experience.

In 2012, the year he won the Tour de France and Olympic gold in the time trial in London, he recorded a show with his musical idol, Paul Weller, which was broadcast on Boxing Day.

And earlier this year, he discussed his favourite music on Desert Island Discs.