17/12/2012 04:44 GMT

Bradley Wiggins Promises Sports Personality Of The Year Award To Farmers Arms Pub

Bradley Wiggins rounded off a dream 2012 by winning the Sports Personality of the Year award - and then promised to put the prestigious prize behind the bar of his local pub.

Wiggins became the third cyclist in five years to take home the coveted award, receiving a 30.25% share of the 1,626,718 votes cast during last night's glittering awards ceremony in London.

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Wiggins kisses the trophy

The enigmatic Olympic and Tour de France champion, who beat Jessica Ennis and Andy Murray in to second and third respectively, received the award from David Beckham and the Duchess of Cambridge before revealing his plans for the trophy.

"I am going to let my nan have it for a bit, because I've promised her, and then I have promised the local pub - the Farmers Arms in Eccleston - that they can have it for a bit," the 32-year-old said.

"They can put it on the bar, and then it's going to the Original Farmers Arms (also in Eccleston). Then I am going to take it home for a bit and maybe put it under the Christmas tree."