Bath to stage open-top bus tour for our Games heroes
An open-top bus tour to welcome home Bath's Olympic and Paralympic athletes will take place tomorrow.
Olympic swimming silver medallist Michael Jamieson and Stephanie Millward, who won four silvers and a bronze at the Paralympics, will be on the bus.
They will be joined by Samantha Murray who won Britain's last medal of the Games with a silver in the modern penthathlon.
Also on board will be Paralympic medallists Liz Johnson and Ben Rushgrove as well as hurdler Jack Green and 16-year-old Siobhan-Marie O'Connor, the youngest Team GB swimmer.
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The tour will start at the University of Bath, where many of the athletes train, at around 11am on Wednesday, before the bus makes its way down Bathwick Hill and into the centre of Bath.
Specific viewing stations will be set up around the route, before the sporting heroes are dropped off at the Assembly Rooms for a reception with the chairman of Bath and North East Somerset Council, Rob Appleyard, at noon.
The route will take in Bathwick Hill, Great Pulteney Street, Grand Parade, Orange Grove, High Street, Milsom Street, George Street, Lansdown Road and Bennett Street.
Councillor David Dixon, cabinet member for neighbourhoods, said the tour, which has been jointly organised by the council and the university, was a way for people to show their appreciation to the sportsmen and women.
He said: "B&NES Council is proud to support our magnificent Olympians and Paralympians with this well-deserved heroes' welcome. Their incredible displays of skill and stamina have captivated us over the summer.
"Their years of dedication and devotion to being the best they can be have offered inspiration to everyone – encouraging more people to get involved in sport; whether participating themselves or training and helping others to take part.
"We would like to thank all our Olympians and Paralympians for this and we hope our residents and visitors will also show their support by lining the route of our celebratory procession."
Stephen Baddeley, director of sport at the university, said: "British athletes have inspired our nation this summer and it is fitting that the residents of Bath have the opportunity to show their appreciation to those athletes who base themselves at the University of Bath."