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Cycling hero Peter Kennaugh to meet fans

FIRST CLASS: The limited edition Gold Medal Winners stamp sheets

FIRST CLASS: The limited edition Gold Medal Winners stamp sheets

  • by Adrian Darbyshire
 

OLYMPIC gold medal hero Peter Kennaugh will be signing limited edition Gold Medal Winners stamp sheets on sale at the Sea Terminal this Sunday.

Fans of the Manx cyclist will have the opportunity to meet their sporting hero between 11am and midday.

To celebrate the success of Peter and team-mates Steven Burke, Edward Clancy and Geraint Thomas in the men’s team pursuit at the London Olympics last month, Isle of Man Post Office has produced a Gold Medal Winners sheet in an appropriately limited edition of just 2,012.

The sheet features the cycling stamps of Isle of Man Post Office’s London 2012 Olympic Games issue, designed by world-famous fashion designer Sir Paul Smith, along with images of Peter and his team-mates taking part in the dramatic race which saw the Great Britain team set a new world record time of 03:51.659.

Peter became the first Manx-born athlete to win an Olympic gold medal since Sidney Swann, who was part of Great Britain’s rowing eights team at the 1912 Games in Stockholm.

Dot Tilbury, general manager of Isle of Man Stamps and Coins, said: ‘We are delighted Peter is able to do an exclusive signing for us this Sunday.

‘It’s the ideal opportunity for people to meet our Manx cycling hero and get his autograph.

‘I’m sure crowds of people will come along to congratulate him, especially as the event coincides with Shoprite’s Cycle for Life charity event.’

Limited edition Gold Medal Winners sheets can be purchased at the Sea Terminal, Douglas, on Sunday morning priced £10 each, in advance from Regent Street Post Office in Douglas or online at www.iomstamps.com.

 

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