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Team Sky are Selling Sir Bradley Wiggins’ Van on eBay… and It’s Insane

Here's your chance to buy a mobile home that's literally fit for a knight

What do you imagine your ride would look like if you were to quit your job, up sticks and drive away from everything you know?

The #vanlife hashtag has become quite the viral trend on the internet in recent years, and everything from meals to cook in a van to epic photos taken while travelling in a van to tips about #vanlife can be found on Mpora if you dig deep enough.

The thing is though, whenever these van travellers pop up, it’s pretty rare to see them cruising about in an enviable ride. Sure, they might have a sweet van customised with all sorts, but while it may scream at the wanderlust-romantic inside you, it takes a hardened traveller to live in such a van for two or three years.

The solution? Are you meant to just abandon your plans to travel the world, ditch the dream and go back to the day job? Absolutely not. Just buy a luxury van that would be fit for a knight – literally. Sir Bradley Wiggins once travelled around the world in the Team Sky mobile home below, which has just been listed on eBay.

That’s right, a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity has arisen for a road cycling fan, or err, van fan, to buy one of Team Sky’s old mobile homes on eBay. It’s been used by the likes of not only Wiggo but fellow Tour de France winner Chris Froome and likely countless other Team Sky riders, and it’s currently going for £30,001. That extra £1 no doubt being the work of a notorious eBay ‘sniper’.

Needless to say, the inside of the mobile home looks pretty damn flash. It’s an ACTIVA 820HS model with 102,000 miles on it, it sleeps six, and it is kitted out nicely.

If you’re a super duper Team Sky fanatic though, you might be disappointed to hear that the Team Sky and sponsors logos will be removed from the van when it is sold, though the list of riders names will be kept on the door and a photo op can be arranged with the van for the winning bidder before the logos are gone.

With a huge bike rack, ‘half garage’, panoramic roof light, lush washroom, shower and kitchen, it’s no wonder the interest is high.

The advert reads: “Own a unique piece of sporting history, ‘Team Sky’ cycle racing team bus offered for sale. A truly unique opportunity to own a piece of British and European racing history. The actual team bus, as used by Sir Bradley Wiggins, Chris Froome and many, many others.”

There are 20 bidders on the thing so far and the item expires on November 16 at just before 4.24pm. If you’re after the big win, you’d better make sure you’re online and at attention at 4.23pm…

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