Newspaper article The Journal (Newcastle, England)

Wiggins Swaps Wheels for Social Work

Newspaper article The Journal (Newcastle, England)

Wiggins Swaps Wheels for Social Work

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SIR Bradley Wiggins has revealed he is taking a degree in social work as he looks to redefine himself after his cycling career.

The 39-year-old was the first Briton to win the Tour de France in 2012 and took Olympic time-trial gold just days later, but said he no longer wants to be defined by his sporting success and is instead trying to find ways to help people.

"I don't give a s**t about my cycling career now," Wiggins told The Big Issue magazine. "I'm just detached from it, I don't want to live off the back of it.

"I live off of being me, and I'm happy in my own skin." Wiggins, who briefly attempted to become an elite rower after his cycling career ended, has now found success as a pundit for Eurosport, and during this year's Tour he drew rave reviews for his commentary when riding on a motorbike, laughing and joking with riders in the peloton. …

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