Sir Bradley Wiggins is the guest on BBC Radio 4’s Desert Island Discs programme on Sunday, May 10, at 11.16am.
The long-running radio programme asks guests to pick out the music that they would take with them if they were stranded on a desert island.
Olympic, Tour de France and world champion Wiggins is a well-known fan of music, in particular that related to mod culture. He is also a collector – and player – of guitars, and has an extensive musical knowledge.
Wiggins has previously said that his favourite artists include The Jam/Paul Weller, The Smiths and Oasis, although Wiggins’ exact picks will not be revealed until the 45-minute programme is aired. Wiggins previously recorded a Christmas radio show with Weller for BBC 6 Music in 2012, and has appeared with Weller playing guitar on stage at a charity gig.
Wiggins’ appearance on Desert Island Discs, hosted by Kirsty Young, will be available on BBC’s online iPlayer service shortly after it is broadcast on Sunday morning.
Wiggins now rides for his eponymously-named British team after departing from Team Sky after taking part in Paris-Roubaix in April. He is now focussing on his Hour Record attempt on June 7, and training for the 2016 Rio Olympics, where he hopes to join the Great Britain team pursuit squad one last time.
Wiggins has also said that he wants to set a new British record for the fastest 10-mile time trial time, and may attempt this at the City Road Club 10-mile time trial in Hull on May 16.