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Rio Heroes homecoming parade: All you need to know

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  • What is it?

The Rio Heroes homecoming parade in Leeds will celebrate the achievements of Yorkshire Olympic and Paralympic athletes.

Thousands of people are expected to line the streets as several open top buses are driven through the city centre, on a pre-planned route.

After the parade, all of the athletes will be welcomed to the Civic Hall as part of a special civic reception hosted by the Lord Mayor of Leeds, Cllr Gerry Harper.

  • When it is taking place?

The Rio Heroes homecoming parade will be held today, Wednesday 28 September from approximately 5.45pm to 6.45pm.

  • What is the route of the parade?
Map of the parade route Credit: Leeds City Council

Beginning on The Headrow outside Leeds Art Gallery, the route of the parade will take a right turn on to Park Row before heading down to City Square where it will then take a left turn on to Boar Lane.

The buses will then take a left onto Briggate, before making one final left onto The Headrow and returning outside Leeds Art Gallery.

With viewing spots available right along the route, those in attendance will have the chance to cheer and see up close their Yorkshire Rio Heroes in different areas and locations of the city centre.

  • What is the travel advice?

As the parade travels the route, all roads above will be closed temporarily to all traffic on a rolling closure basis under police escort for up to one hour.

To help safely facilitate the parade, some longer-term road closures and other traffic management are also required at key points along the parade route.

These include: The Headrow: Calverley St to Cookridge Street. Cookridge St, Headrow to Gt George St.

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