IN the space of ten days he became a national hero. And not just for his side-burns! Cyclist Bradley Wiggins has done wonders for Lancashire.
Wiggo’s adopted home village of Eccleston near Preston is firmly on the map following his fantastic win at The Tour de France, in July, followed 10 days later by a gold medal at The Olympics.
But it has been a hard road for the eccentric cyclist. His much hyped attempt to win the 2010 Tour de France ended in humiliation and the death of his grandfather left Wiggo deeply depressed.
But he used all his inner strength to fight back and conquer all and now he reaping the rewards of his success. The book tells his story, gives an insight into the world of cycling and its brutal regimes and is an inspiration to up and coming sportsmen.
My Time by Bradley Wiggins, £20, published by Yellow Jersey Press, www.rbooks.co.uk