Manx cyclist Mark Cavendish honoured by Queen

Mark Cavendish Mark Cavendish is one of four island residents to be appointed MBE in the Queen's Birthday Honours list

The Isle of Man's Mark Cavendish has been appointed MBE in the Queen's Birthday Honours list for his services to British cycling.

The 26-year-old, who has won Tour de France stages 15 times, received the Freedom of Douglas in April.

Three other residents, motorcyclist David Knight, government official Della Fletcher and charity worker Carolyn Shipstone were also made MBEs.

Enduro champion David Knight was also made MBE for services to motorcycling.

Della Fletcher is Director of External Relations for the Isle of Man Government and Carolyn Shipstone works for the national charity, Care for the Family's Community.

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