Three-time WSB champion and motocross rider Jonathan Rea has received his MBE today at Buckingham Palace.
Rea, who rides motocross regularly and used to have and Irish and British championship team, dominated the World Superbike series this year and says receiving the accolade was, “an incredible experience.”
Posting on his Facebook account Rea said: “It was an incredible experience to receive the MBE today from The Duke of Cambridge. The ceremony at Buckingham Palace was so nice and something I will remember forever. To be with so many other amazing people, in those surroundings, receiving their own Honours was really special. Being awarded this award outside of my sport it’s makes me so proud of what I have achieved and to also be held in the same esteem as Joey Dunlop and Carl Fogarty means an awful lot to me. I was really lucky to be joined by my wife Tarsh and Mum and Dad in the audience to witness the presentation. They have been so supportive of everything I have done and achieved so I am super happy that they can be part of this day as well.”