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National tribute to Mark Cavendish and Jonny Bellis 14 October 2008

MANX cycling heroes Mark Cavendish and Jonny Bellis will be honoured by their nation next Monday (October 20, 2008) with a special tribute event in the Villa Marina Royal Hall attended by both stars.

Hosted by the Chief Minister Tony Brown MHK, the occasion has been organised in recognition of the pair’s participation in the Beijing Olympics, and of Mark’s outstanding achievement in winning four stages of the Tour de France.

Doors open at 6pm and admission is free. Tickets guaranteeing a seat are available from the NSC, Villa Marina reception and the Tourism Welcome Centre at the Sea Terminal.

The Chief Minister explained:

‘Mark Cavendish and Jonny Bellis have proudly flown the Manx flag at the highest level of international cycling this year, and this special event is an opportunity for their home country to honour what they have done. It promises to be a great evening.’

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