Three More Letters; Darren Kenny O.B.E


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.

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Hallo Darren,

Well done, Its no more than you deserve.

Love to you and the family

Uncle James

ps - does OBE mean - Order of the Bournemouth Echo?

Hi, you probably wont remember me either but my dad is tony moss and he used to play golf with tony whiffen when he was married to your mum carol. your mum and my mum used to sit and knit at our flat in cooper dean drive and you would go out cycling and come back to ours after. Just wanted to say massive congratulations to you and love to your mum carol from all here in blackpool! p.s is your brother johnathon still hyper??!!! and didnt your other brother robert used to be a big dungeons and dragons fan!!!??x
Lisa, Blackpool

Wow mate congratulations...who'd of thought pinky...or was is tiger!

congratulations Darren on your OBE!I hope u make it into London 2012


Congratulations on your success in Bejing and your OBE!!!
From all at Wayside Cottage Enford!

Congrats from me and all my friends and co-workers in Velizy & Cork that I've bored to tears with updates and news on your successes at the games. All quite proud of you, and next time I'm over I want to see the medals :P

Just a quick note to say very well done and well deserved on your honour! Hope to catch up with you one day, I'm down in Verwood at my Mum's now and again so it would be good to see you!
Congrats, Paul.

congratulations darren. what a wonderful achievement. you and your family must be very proud. its been a long time since we last saw each other in bournemouth. chris wills.

well darren , what can i say ! congrats on the OBE , Catch up with you soon Enda

Hi Darren

Sent you an e-mail a few weeks ago about doing a ride with us here at Moors Valley during bike week. Some of our regular riders know your Mum in Verwood and she asked me to e-mail you again.
It would be fantastic if you could come along and help us promote cycling to families and kids during Bike Week. What could be more inspiring than a gold medallist?. My thoughts are that you and me could lead a short 4-5mile pedal around the park for families? Or if time is short just come along to officially "open" bike week at the park. Bike week is 13th -21st June so probably the weekends of 13th 14th or 20th 21st would be best. Again, I appreciate you have many committments and competitions but if you do have a spare day around then it would be really appreciated - you may even get a free pass to the park!! I am away next week but will be back week beginning 23rd Feb.
Look forward to hearing from you and hope we can sort something out.
Thanks for your time

Recreation Ranger MVCP
01425 470721

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