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.
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.