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Gold medals cyclist receives MBE

Simon Richardson, receives his MBE from The Prince of Wales at Buckingham Palace
Paralympic cycling gold medalist Simon Richardson

Paralympic cyclist Simon Richardson who won two gold medals in Beijing has received his MBE from The Prince of Wales at Buckingham Palace.

The 42-year-old, from Porthcawl, won the LC3/4 1km time trial in world record time to land Team GB's first gold in the Chinese velodrome.

Richardson was seriously injured after a cycling accident eight years ago.

The father-of-two was in collision with a car in 2001 while cycling with friends from a cycling club.



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