Home
Rushed around the country as souvenir to celebrate gold medal win

If you've screamed yourself hoarse at the TV (or even better, down at the time trial) for Wiggins's gold medal today, get a little souvenir of the day's action with a special edition Royal Mail stamp commemorating the win - which are available from tomorrow lunchtime.

This is Team GB’s second gold medal moment at London 2012, and the second stamp that Royal Mail has produced within 24 hours, having pledged to print a set for every gold won at these Games.

The other commemorated Helen Glover and Heather Stanning winning the gold medal in the Women’s Pairs Rowing final.

A fleet of 90 Royal Mail vehicles are whizzing across the country as we speak, to deliver the stamps across the UK to over 500 Post Offices tomorrow morning to be on sale by lunchtime.

Bradley’s stamps will be available tomorrow at the Post Office on Cleveland Street in Bradley’s home town of Chorley. Royal Mail will also paint a Post Box gold to celebrate his win.

The six first class stamps are £3.60 (no more than normal), and can also be bought online at Royal Mail.

Gary Lineker presented Wiggins with a huge blow-up version of the stamp on BBC One tonight. With his usual dry wit, the superstar responded: "But everyone just emails these days, don't they?"

After an unpromising start, having to be bribed by her parents to learn to ride without stabilisers, Sarah became rather keener on cycling in her university years, and was eventually persuaded to upgrade to proper road cycling by the prospect of a shiny red Italian bike, which she promptly destroyed by trapping a pair of knickers in the rear derailleur. Sarah writes about about cycling every weekend on road.cc.

8 comments

Avatar
Gkam84 [9092 posts] 4 years ago
0 likes

They better have them in stock tomorrow, I'm getting two of each, 1 for myself and then 1 to make the set cause the yanks go wild for shit like that......  3

Avatar
seanieh66 [196 posts] 4 years ago
0 likes

A link to FaceBook would help here

Avatar
road slapper [87 posts] 4 years ago
0 likes

http://shop.royalmail.com/team-gb-gold-medal-winner-first-day-covers/tea...

I just added the link to the website but see that you have already posted it.....

Avatar
cryocon [10 posts] 4 years ago
0 likes

I ordered two first day covers online last night. No way was I going to join a queue at the PO.  4

Avatar
Gkam84 [9092 posts] 4 years ago
0 likes

Well my post office didn't have them and isn't expecting them till Saturday at the earliest......  14 14 14 14

Avatar
fatbeggaronabike [834 posts] 4 years ago
0 likes

How are you going to use it to post letters the amount (postage) will not be enough because of the wieght of the mandatory helmet on top of the stamp

Avatar
skippy [411 posts] 4 years ago
0 likes

Going to make the Post Office revenues soar in the next weeks with the amount of Golds being won these past days !
Wish the Aussies were able to jump start their " Gold Rush " before it is too late !

Looks like we will have to rely on the Paralympians to save our reputation as WINNERS !

Avatar
MarinaLim [32 posts] 4 years ago
0 likes

Yes please.