Olympic gold medal-winning cyclist Victoria Pendleton has been awarded a CBE by the Queen during an investiture ceremony at Buckingham Palace.
Pendleton retired after the London 2012, but her haul of titles stands at two Olympic gold medals, nine golds from the World Championships and podium-topping results in the Commonwealth Games and European Championships.
Designer Stella McCartney also received an honour today - an OBE for services to fashion.
Olympic gold medallist Victoria Pendleton said she was "excited" and "very proud" as she arrived at Buckingham Palace to receive her CBE from the Queen.
Pendleton will receive the award following a glittering career as a track cyclist that saw her win gold in the keirin event during London 2012.
Pendleton, who arrived with her fiance Scott Gardner, said before she ceremony began, "I'm really excited to be here, I feel very, very proud to be receiving this award. I'm really, really looking forward to it".
Congratulations to Bramhope Olympian Alistair Brownlee. The 24-year-old triathlete who scooped a gold medal at last summer's games is heading to London today. He will get an MBE for his sporting success from the Queen.
The Queen of British cycling Victoria Pendleton will receive an CBE today at Buckingham Palace. Victoria, from Stotfold in Bedfordshire has won 9 World Championship titles, 2 Commonwealth medals and of course 3 Olympic medals, two Gold and one Silver.
She will receive her award alongside triathlete Alistair Brownlee and fashion designer Stella McCartney.