‘Kid from Kilburn’ becomes a Sir in the 2013 New Years Honours list
Bradley Wiggins is awarded a knighthood for his sporting achievements
Kilburn cyclist Bradley Wiggins has added another title to his belt after being awarded a knighthood in the 2013 New Year Honours.
The 32-year-old sportsman, who grew up in Dibdin House, made sporting history by winning the Tour de France and an Olympic gold this year.
The father-of-two, who lives in Lancashire, became the first Brit to win the French cycling contest.
Speaking about his honour, Bradley, who is affectionately known as Wiggo, said: “It’s quite something really. I never imagined that I would ever become a knight so it’s an incredible honour but there’s a slight element of disbelief, and it will take a while to sink in.
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“There was never any doubt whether I’d accept it or not, it was more a case that I never saw myself as a sir, and I probably never will.”
Other names featuring on the list include fashion expert Caryn Franklin who lives in Kensal Rise.
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The 53-year-old broadcaster, writer, director and producer has been a fashion commentator for almost three decades and co-presented The Clothes Show which ran on the BBC for 12 years.
Her interest in fashion, the politics of image, clothes manufacture and the industry as a whole has taken her all over the world and she has worked with mental health experts, MP’s and Government ministers to improve body image and self-esteem.
Ms Franklin is the current ambassador of the London College of Fashion and has co-chaired Fashion Targets Breast Cancer for 15 years.
She has been awarded an OBE for service to diversity in the fashion industry.
Kilburn union boss Paul Thomas Noon has received an OBE for Services to employment relations and sustainable development.
Mr Noon is the general secretary of Prospect – the largest union in the UK representing professional engineers.
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