Region's sporting heroes in victory parade

Crowds line the route of the Great Britain Athletes Victory Parade in London Photo: Anna Gowthorpe/PA Wire

Well-wishers packed the streets of London today to cheer Britain's sporting heroes as they paraded through the capital.

Olympics and Paralympics stars including Greg Rutherford from Milton Keynes, Victoria Pendleton from Bedfordshire, Louis Smith from Cambridgeshire and Jonnie Peacock from Cambridge proudly wore their medals as they waved to fans from open-top floats which wound their way through streets full of fans.

Despite the Paralympics coming to a close with a rousing ceremony on Sunday night, the celebrations continued with a carnival-like atmosphere in the city.

Around 800 athletes travelled on 21 floats, grouped in alphabetical order by their sport.

Bedfordshire's Victoria Pendleton shows her gold and silver medals to the crowd during the Olympic Victory Parade Credit: Chris Radburn/PA Wire
Gymnast Louis Smith shows off his medals as the parade celebrating Britain's Olympic and Paralympic sporting heroes Credit: Sean Dempsey/PA Wire
Slalom canoeist Etienne Stott from Bedford poses for a picture during the parade through London Credit: David Davies/PA Wire
Gymnasts Beth Tweddle and Louis Smith, from Cambridgeshire, in the Victory Parade Credit: Anna Gowthorpe/PA Wire
Javelin thrower Goldie Sayers tweeted at picture of herself with Cambridge sprinter Jonnie Peacock and St Neots high jumper Robbie Grabarz Credit: Twitter / Goldie Sayers

Olympic javelin thrower Goldie Sayers tweeted at picture of herself with Cambridge sprinter Jonnie Peacock and St Neots high jumper Robbie Grabarz during the London victory parade.

Sayers, 30, was born in Newmarket and educated at King's School in Ely.

Olympic handball player Louise Jukes from Ipswich tweeted: "Seriously overwhelmed yet again! So emotional! The British public are amazing thank you!! So many people."

Bronze-medal winning boxer Anthony Agogo from Lowestoft, Suffolk tweeted a picture of himself in Trafalgar Square with the caption: "Pride personified"

Anthony Agogo from Lowestoft, Suffolk tweeted a picture of himself in Trafalgar Square with the caption: "Pride personified" Credit: Twitter / Anthony Ogogo
Milton Keynes long jumper Greg Rutherford outside St Paul's Cathedral in the Victory Parade Credit: David Davies/PA Wire
Crowds out in force in the City of London to celebrate Britain's success in the Olympic and Paralympic Games Credit: David Davies/PA Wire