Olympic Gold medalist Bradley Wiggins has revealed his soundtrack during the final week of the Tour De France was the new album by Northampton band The Moons.
The cyclist, who is well known for his like of ‘Mod’ music has been a fan of the band since they released their first album in 2010.
He has since struck up a friendship with The Moons’ main man, Andy Crofts, and also sent him a limited Fred Perry cycle top from his own range.
Mr Crofts, who plays keyboards for Paul Weller when not fronting The Moons, revealed the former frontman of The Jam was also sent a top by Wiggins.
Wiggins said: “The Moons’ new album became the soundtrack to the final week of the Tour De France in my room. It’s the best Moons album yet.”
The pair got to know each other through Crofts’ music and kept in contact, speaking on the phone and via text messages.
Wiggins invited Mr Crofts to Monday night’s secret Stone Roses gig in London at the Village Underground in Hoxton.
The Olympics party arranged by Adidas was also attended by fellow gold medal winner Jessica Ennis, Led Zeppelin’s Jimmy Page, the Clash’s Mick Jones, Primal Scream’s Bobby Gillespie and others.
Mr Crofts said: “Bradley likes his Mod music, he’s a fan of people like Paul Weller and Oasis. I do quite a lot of online DJ mixes called Rope and he’s also a fan of those. It’s great to know he’s supporting The Moons.
“I’ve been watching the Olympics and it’s fantastic what Bradley has achieved, he’s a fantastic athlete and an inspiration.”
Wiggins won the 2012 Tour De France at the end of July.
He was the first British winner in the race’s history. Last week he won gold in the time trial in London.
The Moons release their new album, Fables Of History, on September 24.
New single Jennifer (Sits Alone) is out on September 10 on limited vinyl and download.
The band’s UK tour kicks on the same month and heads to the Northampton Roadmender on October 5. For details visit www.themoons.co.uk