Mark Cavendish buys second guard dog for £20,000 after knife point raid

Peta Cavendish said family home had become a reminder of "threat and fear" after home invasion robbery in 2021

Mark Cavendish
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Mark Cavendish has purchased a second guard dog for his home after the knife point burglary he and his family suffered in November 2021.

The 34-time-Tour de France stage winner and his wife, Peta, already had one £25,000 German Shepherd that was purchased after the home invasion, but have now bought a second from guard dog trainers Elite Protection Dogs.

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Adam Becket
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Adam is Cycling Weekly’s news editor – his greatest love is road racing but as long as he is cycling on tarmac, he's happy. Before joining Cycling Weekly he spent two years writing for Procycling, where he interviewed riders and wrote about racing. He's usually out and about on the roads of Bristol and its surrounds. Before cycling took over his professional life, he covered ecclesiastical matters at the world’s largest Anglican newspaper and politics at Business Insider. Don't ask how that is related to cycling.