Olympic and Paralympic cycling team given freedom of Manchester

Victoria Pendleton and Sarah Storey collect the honour from Sir Richard Leese, Leader of Manchester City Council

Britain's 2008 Olympic and Paralympic cycling team has been granted the freedom of the city of Manchester after their stunning performance at last year's Beijing Games.

A total of 34 medals were brought home by the Olympic and Paralympic cycling squad, and representatives from the team were present at a ceremony in Manchester City Hall on Saturday.

Thank you for reading 20 articles this month* Join now for unlimited access

Enjoy your first month for just £1 / $1 / €1

*Read 5 free articles per month without a subscription

Join now for unlimited access

Try first month for just £1 / $1 / €1

Nigel Wynn
Former Associate Editor

Nigel Wynn worked as associate editor on CyclingWeekly.com, he worked almost single-handedly on the Cycling Weekly website in its early days. His passion for cycling, his writing and his creativity, as well as his hard work and dedication, were the original driving force behind the website’s success. Without him, CyclingWeekly.com would certainly not exist on the size and scale that it enjoys today. Nigel sadly passed away, following a brave battle with a cancer-related illness, in 2018. He was a highly valued colleague, and more importantly, an exceptional person to work with - his presence is sorely missed.