Wiggins adds his friend Phil Griffiths “said this wonderful thing to me: ‘No therapist has ever been able to do for me what a bike does’
“The bike is a great antidepressant”.
Wiggins, like Alistair Campbell, has a form of depression.
Wiggins is frank about his experience with the condition: “I have to have routine. Training every day, it’s important. Not drinking too much. With my depression, if I’m not looking after myself it manifests more like a mania. I always thought of depression as taking you to a dark room in a stoop. I try to be funnier and end up being shocking and contentious”.