Olympic gold medal-winning rower Reed to be honoured

Olympic rowing medallist Pete Reed will be given a civic reception and open-top bus tour in his home town.

Civic leaders in Nailsworth, near Stroud, Gloucestershire, will put on an event in honour of the double Olympian.

Great Britain Rower Pete Reed. Credit: PA

Reed, who is in the Royal Navy, won his gold medal at the London 2012 Olympic Games in the men's coxless four. This means he retained the title he first won at Beijing four years ago.

The 31-year-old's private life has also been hectic. He proposed in front of his team mates to his girlfriend Frauke Oltmanns at the Olympic closing ceremony.

Leo Reed, the rower's father, said he was "delighted" that Pete has confirmed he will race in the next Olympics.