Cyclist Peter honoured by Herald sports award

Winner of The Bucks Herald Sports personality of the year 2011 award - pictured is BH Sports editor Damien Lucas presenting the award to Peter Turnbull at Nuffield Health in Fairford Leys, Aylesbury
Winner of The Bucks Herald Sports personality of the year 2011 award - pictured is BH Sports editor Damien Lucas presenting the award to Peter Turnbull at Nuffield Health in Fairford Leys, Aylesbury
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The winner of The Bucks Herald Sports Personality of the Year 2011, Peter Turnbull, was given his shield in a special ceremony last week.

Endurance cyclist Peter received the most votes in the paper’s public poll to seal the title and the shield.

He was nominated for the competition in November last year after achieving a hat-trick of championship wins and cycling 22,000km in a single year.

He said: “I’m very honoured and pleased to have won this.

“I’d like to say thank you to my mum, dad and my sports friends especially from my cycling club and South Bucks.

“I’m very grateful to everybody who voted for me.”

Peter is back on his bike and looking to clock up some more miles after having a number of weeks off due to injury.

“I’m looking to hopefully do a similar distance this year.

“I’m doing 1,000km in Scotland and later this year I’m cycling the Rockies in Canada and then a 1,600km ride in Italy.”