Hampshire's Peter Norfolk, who's known as "The Quadfather" is carrying the flag for Team GB in the Paralympic opening ceremony.
Peter lives in Alton. He made history at the 2004 Athens Paralympic Games when he won Britain’s first ever medals in Wheelchair Tennis – a gold in the Quad Singles and a silver in Quad Doubles, where he played alongside Mark Eccleston.
In 1979, Peter had a motorcycle accident which left him with a spinal cord injury.
Through the night the Paralympic Torch has been carried in a relay, which started in Buckinghamshire yesterday.
Paralympic cyclists are hoping to emulate the success of their Olympic counterparts as they compete at Brands Hatch.
Athletes from across the South are making their final preparations ahead of the Paralympics.