Former British time-trial champion Alex Dowsett receives honorary degree

Essex cyclist Alex Dowsett has received an honorary degree from Anglia Ruskin University to celebrate his achievements.

The Commonwealth time trial champion was given the degree at a ceremony at Chelmsford Cathedral this afternoon.

He was praised for his commitment and dedication to the sport.

In 2015, Alex became the World Hour Record Holder. T Credit: Anglia Ruskin University

His list of achievement are endless.

In 2008, Alex won the under-23 British Time Trial Championship, a year later he retained his British title, and then in 2010 he won the under-23 European Time Trial Championship. I

In 2011, he won the first of a remarkable five British National Time Trial Championships – two more than Sir Bradley Wiggins.

In 2015, Alex became the World Hour Record Holder, beating the old record by almost half a kilometre.