One of the UK’s most respected sportsmen is to appear in the North East to talk about his illustrious career.

Sir Bradley Wiggins became a household name for his cycling achievements, becoming the first British cyclist to win the Tour De France and the only rider to have combined winning both World and Olympic championships on track and on the road.

An Audience with Sir Bradley Wiggins will be at The Fire Station, Sunderland, on Saturday, September 9.

Sir Bradley, who was Britain’s most decorated Olympian, made his name on the track, winning six world championships and three Olympic golds before turning his attention to road cycling. He achieved a podium place at the 2009 Tour de France and then repeated the feat at the 2011 Vuelta a Espana.

He had an unforgettable 2012 – winning four races on his way to becoming the first Briton to win the Tour De France. He then won a further gold medals at the London Olympics. He went on win the Tour of Britain and in 2014 added the rainbow jersey to his collection by winning the World Time Trial Championship.

In 2015, Sir Bradley signed with Team Sky before transferring to his newly found Team WIGGINS in order to prepare alongside other members of the British track endurance squad for the team pursuit at the 2016 Rio Olympics. In the same year he broke the hour record, riding 33.881 miles.

The summer of 2016 saw Sir Bradley win his eighth Olympic medal – at the Rio games - making him Britain’s most decorated Olympian. He retired later that year.

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Tamsin Austin, venue director at The Fire Station, said: “We’re delighted and honoured to be hosting 'An Audience with Sir Bradley Wiggins' – a legend of cycling and one of the UK’s most popular and successful sportsmen.

“Bradley will be speaking candidly about growing up, his career, retirement, and his cycling heroes, and it should be a great night for fans of cycling – or any sport.”

Tickets for the event, which start at £16.60, are available through The Fire Station’s website -