Darren has received an O.B.E in the New Year Honours List 2009 in recognition For services to Disabled Sport.
Darren is over the moon. "I have known since the middle of November and it has been quite difficult to keep it a secret."
Darren is now the most successful British Paralympic cyclist, having won four golds and one silver medal in Beijing and two golds and one silver medal in Athens in 2004.
For a full list see http://www.honours.gov.uk/lists/2009honours.aspx.