Sir Bradley Wiggins is to be formally awarded a Knighthood today at an investiture ceremony at Buckingham Palace.
It was announced in the New Year Honours list that Britain's most decorated cyclist was to receive the honour for services to cycling following his Tour de France win and gold at London 2012.
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