Congratulations to Mark Cavendish on winning sports personality of the year.

Love him or hate him Cav winning this award can do nothing but good for cycling and encourage more folks out onto the roads.

There was a debate running on Talk Talk on whether cycling is actually a sport. I would challenge the Talk Talk radio presenter to ride his bike on the Tour and say it wasn’t. Cycling can also be a mode of transport –  thats the great thing about the bike, you can use it at whatever level you like.

Whatever your view, it’s great that Mark Cavendish has been recognised for his achievements.