Olympic triathlon stars Alistair and Jonathan Brownlee returned to a warm welcome in their home town of Horsforth today to open a new community centre named after them and local paralympic hero David Stone.
The brothers, who took gold and bronze at the London games, rode into town to meet fans and supporters. It's hoped the centre will encourage more youngsters to get involved in sport especially cycling. And it comes just a day after it was announced Yorkshire will host stages of the Tour de France.
The Leeds-based stars of the London 2012 Paralympic Games were honoured at a special celebration event in Millennium Square at lunchtime. Athletics star Hannah Cockroft, cyclist David Stone MBE, swimmer Claire Cashmore and powerlifter Ali Jawad were all given a rousing welcome.
Sally Simpson reports.
A post box in Rawdon will be painted gold by Royal Mail to celebrate cyclist David Stone's Paralympic gold medal success. Individual first class stamps, featuring David’s image are also being produced.
The stamps will be on sale in around 500 dedicated Post Offices across the UK by Tuesday and at a further 4,700 branches thereafter.
Cyclist David Stone from Rawdon near Leeds has successfully defended his Paralympic Games title he won in China four years ago with victory in the mixed T 1-2 road race.
He was left disappointed with a bronze on Wednesday in his time trial title but was back on top form today. This is the 30-year-old's third gold medal.