FOUR bikers have been acknowledged in the New Year honours list, with an OBE and a trio o MBEs awarded for achievements including services to racing and safety.

Well known and respected motorcycle dealer Colin Appleyard has been awarded an MBE after many years of involvement with racing both on track and on the road.

Speaking about his award, Colin told “It is a great honour not only for me but for motorcycle sport and I would like to thank all those who must have had something to do with it.”

Graham Shaw has also received an MBE as a reward for his work as the Assistant Chief Driving Examiner at the Driving Standards Agency. The acknowledgement recognises Mr Shaw’s work to continually improve rider safety.

Another seldom-heard name in many circles is Agnes Cadger, who is the Club Secretary of the Scottish Classic Motorcycle Racing Club. She has been awarded an OBE for services to racing.

Finally, an MBE has gone to Wynn Evans, who has for 30 years been the main point of contact between the Isle of Man TT race organisers and the families of riders injured during the famous spectacle.

Manx Motorcycle Club Chairman Harvey Garton is quoted as saying: “As organisers of the Manx Grand Prix, we are absolutely delighted that Wyns service to injured riders and their families has been recognised in such a way.

“She is an unsung hero to many and is well respected throughout the whole motorcycling community for her endless devotion to the welfare of all concerned with motorcycle racing on the Island and further afield.”

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