Support 'overwhelmed' Wiggins

Britain's most successful Olympian, Bradley Wiggins, has tweeted that he was "overwhelmed" by the support from the public after he won a gold medal in the Olympics time trial.

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Bradley Wiggins reveals his Olympic soundtrack

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Bradley Wiggins made space for the mod symbol on his helmet Credit: John Giles/PA Wire

Bradley Wiggins has revealed the kinds of songs that got his heart, and possibly his legs, pounding as he worked towards becoming Britain's most decorated Olympic athlete.

The seven-time medallist reinforced his image as the country's premier cycling mod as he handed three entries to Paul Weller and his former band The Jam in his seven-song hitlist for NME magazine.

Paul Weller
Paul Weller has complimented Wiggins on his latest Olympic victory. Credit: Matt Crossick/EMPICS Entertainment

Songs by The Who, Dr. Feelgood and The Smiths completed the soundtrack, along with Nolan Porter's "Keep On Keeping On," an apt title for the new Olympic time trial champion.

Wiggins, though, said the songs inspired him beyond the bike.

"These aren’t necessarily just for training or anything, music is just a constant in my life," he said.

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Surrey bids to stage Tour de France after Olympic frenzy

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Thousands turned out to see Bradley Wiggins claim gold. Credit: Adam Davy/PA Wire

Surrey County Council is hoping to host a stage of the Tour de France following the enormous crowds that greeted Team GB's Olympic cycling success, as ITV London reports.

Thousands lined the men's time trial course to see Bradley Wiggins and Chris Froome collect the gold and bronze medals on the home roads yesterday.

Bradley Wiggins' local post box gets golden makeover

With the nation's foremost Olympic hero set to be inundated with messages of congratulation, Bradley Wiggins can now post his replies in his own gold post box.

Chorley's golden post box
Chorley's golden post box. Credit: @DanielHewittITV

The box close to the cyclist's home in Chorley got a new lick of paint from the Royal Mail this morning in tribute to his golden victory in the men's time trial yesterday.

As ITV Granada reports, Wiggins is also set to receive the freedom of the town.

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