Olympic Homecoming

Olympic medallist Peter Reed returns to the West.

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Peter Reed Returns Home

by Richard Payne

Thousands lined the streets today as Peter Reed returned home to Nailsworth. The 31 year-old took gold as part of the men's coxless four rowing team at London 2012. Today he was honoured with an open top bus tour of his home town. Watch Richard Payne's report here.

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Reed 'delighted' to share medal

Olympic rowing champion Peter Reed has expressed his joy at the welcome he has received from his home town.

The gold medallist met fans who had lined the streets of Nailsworth to see him. He was honoured with a civic reception in his home town in recognition of his achievements.

This tops off a wonderful summer. Most of the recognition has been for the team, so to have this turn-out just for me is something special. I'm delighted to share my medal with everyone.

– Peter Reed

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Crowds line the streets for Reed return

Hundreds came out to greet the Olympic star
Hundreds came out to greet the Olympic star who was honoured with a civic reception this morning. Credit: ITV West

Crowds have lined the streets of Nailsworth to welcome Olympic gold medallist Peter Reed back to the West Country.

Reed and his team retained the men's coxless four title first won in Beijing in 2008.

In celebration of his success Reed has been honoured with a civic reception this morning. It will be followed by a tour of his home town in an open top bus this afternoon.