Bradley Wiggins - Updated Sep 2023

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Ghent, Belgium
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Ghent, Belgium

Bradley Wiggins

Bradley Wiggins is a Belgian-born British cyclist. Bradley Wiggins has excelled on the road and track and is the first rider from the United Kingdom to win the Tour de France in the year 2012. Further, he is also popular as the most decorated Olympian in Great Britain with eight medals, out of which 5 are gold.

Early Life

Bradley Wiggins was born on April 28, 1980, in Ghent, Belgium. This makes him 42 years old as of 2022. He later grew up in Britain. His father Gary Wiggins was an Australian track cyclist. And his mother Linda was English.

So, later he moved to England after the divorce of their parents. He has a half-brother Ryan who is younger than him, Astrologically, he has Taurus as his zodiac sign. He holds British nationality and follows Christianity. But, no exact reports are confirming his ethnicity.

Talking about his educational background, he completed his schooling at St. Augustine’s junior school. He later also enrolled in St. Augustine’s Church of England High School, Kilburn.

Bradley Wiggins – Net Worth 2023

Bradley being a professional cyclist earns a good fortune and lives a luxurious life. He has a net worth of $5 million as of 2022.


There are lots of medals and awards from his time in national and international arenas. This brilliant cyclist was granted a knighthood in 2013 at Buckingham Palace by Queen Elizabeth making him ‘Sir Bradley Wiggins’.

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Caption: Bradley Wiggins after winning Tour de France 2012 (Source: Daily Express)

Professional Life

Bradley today has established himself as a world-class cyclist. The idea of becoming a cyclist was first imprinted in his mind when Chris Boardman won gold in cycling in Barcelona in 1992. His enthusiasm was strong that, he first appeared in the race at the age of 12 years.

He was fascinated by participating in the Olympics and Tour de France. During commencing days, he performed in national events. His talent soon led him to the British track team.

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Caption: Bradley Wiggins in Tour de France 2012 (Source: Wikipedia)

Bradley first appeared in the Olympics at the Sydney Olympic Games in 2000. He won 2 bronzes and a gold in this tournament. He won gold in the Beijing Olympics 2008 as well. Talking about, the further Olympic journey, he won another gold medal in the London Olympics in 2012.

The successful time continued in the 2016 Rio Olympics too, as he increased his medals tally to 8. He won a medal with his team at this event. This decorated British Olympian.

Apart from that, he also took part in the Tour de France. He first appeared in the year 2010, when he finished 24th. But later in the 2012 Tour de France, he won the competition.

This made him the only person to win both Tour de France and Olympic gold in the same year. In the year 2013, he also won the Tour of Britain.

Personal Life

The cyclist also lives a romantic and married life. He has taken marriage vows with Catherine Wiggins in November 2004 after dating for two full years, They together have three children; Ben, Rebekah, and Isabella.

They are living currently in Eccleston, Lancashire. He is straight regarding gender choices.

Bradley Wiggins was once drawn to the news in a controversy. He was found using a banned drug, corticosteroid, triamcinolone to enhance his performance. But, he has denied the accusations.

Body Measurements

Bradley has a perfectly fit body and excellent physical attributes. The cyclist is 6 feet and 2 inches tall. He weighs 69 kg. The color of his hair is brown and the color of his eyes is green.

Bradley Wiggins – Social Media

Bradley Wiggins is also active on social media. He has his official accounts on different social media platforms. His Facebook account Wiggins has 97k followers. Similarly, 399k people follow him on his Instagram account @bradwiggins and his Twitter account @SirWiggo also has 77.3k followers.