Bradley Wiggins has revealed getting on his bike for the Olympic time-trial and competing under the pressure of a whole nation's hopes was not what scared him the most at the London Olympics.

In fact, it was taking part in Danny Boyle's opening ceremony, where he started proceedings by ringing an enormous bell.

Speaking to Huffington Post UK at the Adidas Underground party on Monday night, the gold medallist said the scariest thing was "the opening ceremony and going out in front of all those people".

And Wiggins didn't stick around to watch the full spectacle of Boyle's three-hour show, complete with a cameo from the Queen...

"I didn't watch all of it because I went straight to bed, I was racing the next day. Going out in front of all those people - I wasn't used to that sort of thing."

The first man to win the Tour de France and Olympic gold medal in the same year was getting used to his new found fame on Monday night though. He happily posed with fans throughout the event, which saw a surprise performance from the newly reformed Stone Roses.

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Olympic Gold Medal winner Bradley Wiggins with Paul Weller at the Adidas Underground event in east London

And Wiggins even looked comfortable snuggled up to his mod rocker idol, Paul Weller.

Wiggins has in the past spoken about how music - including The Jam and Weller's solo music - has been a constant inspiration to him and remains his second love after cycling.

PHOTOS: The famous faces at Adidas Underground

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  • Adidas Underground

    Bobby Gillespie and Katy England

  • Adidas Underground

    Boy George, Fat Tony and Example

  • Adidas Underground

    Bradley Wiggins, Paul Weller and Miles Kane

  • Adidas Underground

    Daisy Lowe

  • Adidas Underground

    Daisy Lowe

  • Adidas Underground

    Example and Mani

  • Adidas Underground

    Example, Jessica Ennis and Goldie

  • Adidas Underground

    Ian Brown and Bradley Wiggins

  • Adidas Underground

    Ian Brown and Paul Weller

  • Adidas Underground

    Ian Brown and Pete Reed

  • Adidas Underground

    Ian Brown

  • Adidas Underground

    Jason Starkey, Mel Blatt, Jaime Winstone and Flora

  • Adidas Underground

    Jessica Ennis and Example

  • Adidas Underground

    Jessica Ennis and Goldie

  • Adidas Underground

    Jessica Ennis and Jaime Winstone

  • Adidas Underground

    Jessica Ennis

  • Adidas Underground

    Jimmy Page and Bobby Gillespie

  • Adidas Underground

    Jimmy Page and Pam Hogg

  • Adidas Underground

    Mani, John Squire, Jessica Ennis, Reni, Bradley Wiggins

  • Adidas Underground

    Miles Kane and Suki Waterhouse

  • Adidas Underground

    Paul Weller and Jessica Ennis

  • Adidas Underground

    Pete Reed and Jimmy Page

  • Adidas Underground

    Rosamund Pike

  • Adidas Underground

    Rupert Grint and Jessica Ennis

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