Bradley Wiggins is living up to his Mod image by recording with his hero Paul Weller on the new single by The Jam.
The cyclist had a memorable 2012 after winning the Tour de France, an Olympic gold medal and learning he is going to be given a knighthood in the New Year's Honours List. But 2013 could see him reaching new heights - he is teaming up with his hero Weller to record a track.
He will work with Weller and bassist Bruce Foxton on a new version of the track Window Shopping, which was previously released by the band last year. They will be joined on the single by guitarist Steve Cropper and Russell Hastings, lead singer in Foxton's new band From The Jam.
The track will see Russell take the vocals, while Weller will play a number of different instruments on the recording.
Bradley will have a small guitar cameo on the track, to be record in Weller's personal Surrey studio.
Bradley will also appear in the video for the single.
A source told the Mirror: "It's all incredibly exciting and has been in the pipeline for some time. Everything has finally been signed off though, and a date set for mid-February."
Wiggo is getting a reputation for his skills with a guitar as well as on his bike, as he took to the stage at the Sports Personality of the Year afterparty by shredding a few tracks for the delighted crowd.Suggest a correction