Isle of Man hopes to emulate the winning ways of its golden boy as it races to a green future

World champion cyclist Mark Cavendish likes to bill himself as “the fastest man on two wheels” and has just won the coveted BBC Sports Personality of the Year award in the UK.

What a perfect advert for the potential of the Isle of Man — the tiny island off the west coast of Britain where he was born and bred.

And what great timing, because just as the road and track racer cements his position as a household name — at least in Britain — so his birthplace makes a bid to do the same in the world of low carbon.

On 1 February, a minister from the oldest continuous parliament in the world — yes, the Isle of Man holds that record — comes Log in to read complete article.

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