A Town Called Paris - Wiggo fan sends good luck message with Jam cover played on ukelele (+ video)
Team Sky man advised to "stop apologising for that broken collarbone" ...

Bradley Wiggins, as you may have noticed, is a bit of a fan of The Jam. With the Team Sky rider still in the maillot jaune as the Tour de France heads towards its conclusion, a fan has written a song using one of the band's hits as its backing track, changing the title to A Town Called Paris.

It's the first Tour de France-themed song we've heard played on a ukelele - feel free to flag up any others you know of in the comments - and it's almost certainly the first time that lyrics referencing O.Symetric rings and Tommy Simpson have been included in the same song, not to mention the advice to "stop apologising for that broken collarbone."

The song's performer, YouTube user Whinnom, who posted the video yesterday, said: "A beer-fuelled conversation at Uke Jam turned into a song the next day, but Claire filmed it again and made me look less mad."

Team Sky's head of business operations, Fran Millar, tweeted: "Oh. My. God. Very close to my all time favourite @teamsky fan tribute. Quite simply brilliant."



Born in Scotland, Simon moved to London aged seven and now lives in the Oxfordshire Cotswolds with his miniature schnauzer, Elodie. He fell in love with cycling one Saturday morning in 1994 while living in Italy when Milan-San Remo went past his front door. A daily cycle commuter in London back before riding to work started to boom, he's been news editor at road.cc since 2009. Handily for work, he speaks French and Italian. He doesn't get to ride his Colnago as often as he'd like, and freely admits he's much more adept at cooking than fettling with bikes.


mamil1965 [11 posts] 3 years ago

love it.