Sir Bradley Wiggins says he will return to training for the next Olympics tonight, just hours after being knighted by the Queen at Buckingham Palace.
The 33-year-old was honoured for services to cycling, in a career that includes seven Olympic medals and becoming the first Briton to win the Tour de France.
Sir Bradley was joined at Buckingham Palace today by his wife and two children. He said the title was an "incredible honour" for what he called the "inferior" accomplishment of winning a bike race.
Looking visibly shell-shocked after the ceremony, he said:
It was quite nerve-wracking actually. I'm just incredibly uncomfortable in those circumstances.
I'm still shaking now, to be honest. I'm glad it's over. The Queen asked what I'm doing now, and it was an incredible summer last year.
I mean it's quite humbling, really, being here. I was just talking to some of the other people getting stuff, and asking them what they've been honoured for, and they're historic things, ground-breaking sciences or whatever.
The record-breaking cyclist who lived for a time in Kilburn, north London, revealed that preparations for forthcoming races are dominating his schedule.
I'll probably be training this evening. It's just ongoing at the moment.
We (my family and I) are going to spend the afternoon together, but I'm staying here now to train until Christmas.