Bradley gets his Knighthood award

Eccleston cyclist Sir Bradley Wiggins has said he will be training for the next Olympics straight away, despite the perfect excuse for a night 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 Wiggins proudly holds his  award of a Knighthood, admired by Beefeaters after it was presented to him by the Queen at the Investiture ceremony at Buckingham Palace

Sir Bradley Wiggins proudly holds his award of a Knighthood, admired by Beefeaters after it was presented to him by the Queen at the Investiture ceremony at Buckingham Palace

Sir Bradley, who was joined at Buckingham Palace by his wife Catherine and children Isabella and Ben, said the title was an “incredible honour” for the “inferior” accomplishment of winning a bike race.