Isle Of Man / Ellan Vannin

Chief constable, cyclist and welfare officer honoured

Peter Kennaugh
Image caption Peter Kennaugh was given his honour for services to cycling

The Isle of Man's chief constable, an Olympic gold medallist and a motorcycling welfare officer have been recognised in the New Year Honours.

Mike Langdon, who retires as the island's top police officer at the end of the year, has been made an OBE.

Peter Kennaugh, who won gold at the London games as part of the pursuit cycling team, has been appointed MBE.

Also made MBE is Wyn Evans, who receives the honour for her work as a motorcycle racing welfare worker.

Mr Langdon, who took up the post of chief constable in 2008, has previously served with the Lancashire and Merseyside forces.

He received the Queen's Police Medal in 2004 for his work combating serious crime in Liverpool.

Kennaugh is one of many Olympians to receive honours. He took gold in the team sprint event at the velodrome in London in August.

He was also one of the winning team pursuit cyclists at the 2012 UCI Track Cycling World Championships in Melbourne and has been given his honour for services to cycling.

Mrs Evans, who has been involved with Manx motorsport since 1980, voluntarily serving as a welfare officer and providing support to injured riders and the families of those who lose their lives in competition.

She became the welfare officer of the Manx Grand Prix in 1998 and for the annual TT Races in 2000, and has been appointed MBE for services to motorcycling welfare.

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