It was one of the most iconic images of the 2012 Olympics.
Lancashire cycling legend Bradley Wiggins sat cross-legged on a golden throne after his glorious triumph in the men’s individual time trial at the London Games.
Now the throne, which was in front of Hampton Court Palace, is to be included in a two-day Sporting Memorabila Auction on Tuesday, November 6.
It is expected to sell for between £10,000 and £15,000 when it is sold off by specialist sporting memorabilia auctioneers Graham Budd Ltd at Sotheby’s, New Bond Street, London.
Specialist in charge Graham Budd said: “I am delighted to be offering this impressive gold throne in my November sale.
“The iconic image of Bradley Wiggins resplendent on his golden throne at Hampton Court Palace led to a series of royal metaphors in the press such as ‘King of Kilburn’ and ‘The Sovereign in the Saddle’.
“2012 has definitely been Bradley Wiggins’ year, not only triumphing at the Olympics, but also winning the Tour de France, just weeks before.”
In winning the cycling time trial at the London 2012 Olympic Games, Bradley, from Eccleston, near Chorley, overtook Sir Steve Redgrave’s total of six Olympic medals to become Britain’s most decorated Olympian – having won four gold; one silver and two bronze.
Later in the Games, fellow cyclist Sir Chris Hoy equalled this number by winning two gold medals.
The throne is being sold by party planners and prop hire company Theme Traders of North London,
Director Kim Einhorn said: “We are based in Cricklewood, not far from Kilburn, where Bradley Wiggins grew up and we were thrilled to be asked to provide the three thrones for the events at Hampton Court Palace.
“We had the thrones upholstered for the Olympic Games, and understandably since then, they have attracted much interest from Sky Team and LOCOG among others.”
Following his Olympics triumph, Bradley had a postbox in his home town painted gold and was included on a postage stamp..