Wiggo lends his support to Male Uprising in Guernsey

Wiggo lends his support to Male Uprising Guernsey

Monday 21 October 2013

Wiggo lends his support to Male Uprising in Guernsey

The MUG team hosted a special visitor in October when Tour de France winner and Olympic medallist Sir Bradley Wiggins flew into Guernsey to launch his official Opus book and help raise money for charity. A glamorous gala dinner saw the famous cyclist being interviewed by ITV's Chief Cycling Correspondent Ned Boulting, which gave the audience an honest and fascinating insight into the Tour win. Top photographer, Scott Mitchell also joined the pair on stage and the cycling star happily answered questions from the audience. The night continued with a charity auction, which raised money for the Bradley Wiggins Foundation and Male Uprising in Guernsey.

On Saturday, Sir Bradley made a surprise visit to Guernsey FC whose progress he has followed with Team Sky's Guernsey born physiotherapist Dan Guillemette. Whilst the Green Lions didn't manage a win against Billericay Town the spectators enjoyed a half time Q&A session with the man himself on the pitch.

Sunday's wet weather didn't put off the hundreds of cycling fans who lined the seafront to watch Guernsey Velo Club junior and elite races and take part in a 'Guernsey Rides for Bradley' fundraising event that was organised in support of MUG and Headway Guernsey. Sir Brad signed autographs, started the races and handed out prizes before doing a short Q&A over the PA. MUG sponsored yellow 'Wiggo 101' t-shirts and turned the charity's icon blue moustache yellow for the occasion.

'Having a sportsman of Sir Bradley's standing visit Guernsey has created a real buzz on the island. Male Uprising in Guernsey works hard to raise awareness of male cancers and having this kind of support makes a big difference to us,' explains MUG's founder Trevor Kelham. Cyclist Mike Culverwell, who last year took on the Ride Across Britain to raise money for MUG commented: 'Sunday's event will give cycling in Guernsey a real boost and it was good to see so many come out to support the charities.'

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