Eight local people nominated by the public have led this afternoon's paralympic relay through Bath. The 2000 metre procession attracted the crowds as it made its way through the city centre towards the recreation ground.
– Cllr David Dixon, Bath & North East Somerset Council
We encourage people to come out and see our inspirational local heroes along the route and join in with the celebrations.
The city's park and ride sites will stay open until 10pm tonight so people can make the most of the event which includes live music and entertainment after the procession. To coincide with the relay able bodied people are taking advantage of the chance to sample some of the sports to feature in the Paralympic games which start this week.
Kelly Hutchins who has cerebral palsy is part of the Paralympic flame relay team and an accomplished athlete in her own right. After being talent spotted at a sports talent day she's gone on to win medals at the Disability Sports Events Regional and National Championships and like the other team members was nominated by members of the public.
The procession began at 2pm outside the Holburne museum and has now reached the recreation ground where the entertainment continues until 9pm.
Watch Daisy Gray's report on the Paralympic flame here: