Paralympian Richard Whitehead welcomed home

Paralympic gold medallist Richard Whitehead
Paralympic gold medallist Richard Whitehead Photo: PA

Nottinghamshire is set to welcome home Paralympic gold medallist Richard Whitehead

Richard struck gold in the 200m T42 race with a world record time, and made the final of the 100m T42 as well.

He's already had a postbox painted gold in Lowdham to mark his achievements.

He'll be welcomed home today on an open top bus parade, with a celebration at the Market Square at lunchtime.

The opened topped double decker tour is making stops in Lowdham, Radcliffe on Trent, West Bridgford and will arrive at County Hall at mid-morning.

Richard will then sign the visitor book before the bus tour then travels along Trent Bridge to Nottingham city centre.

We are delighted to be supporting this open top tour for Richard Whitehead who is a fantastic ambassador for us all following his fantastic performances at London 2012. It will be wonderful to share in the celebrations of his success as a community."

– Nottinghamshire County Council Leader Kay Cutts
Paralympic gold medallist Richard Whitehead
Paralympic gold medallist Richard Whitehead Credit: PA Pictures

We are very proud of Richard and all he has achieved and it is an honour and pleasure to join him as he celebrates his magnificent success at London 2012."

– Sheriff of Nottingham