Gold medal winning rower Peter Reed makes a triumphant return to the West
17 year old Amelia Hempleman-Adams from Bath held the flame on top of a capsule at the top of the London Eye.
The Olympic flame returned to the Westcountry today (Thursday 12th July) making its way through Dorset.
Richard Payne spoke to the Olympic gold medallist as he toured his home town of Nailsworth, Gloucestershire in an open-top bus.
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.
After a phenomenal summer Peter Reed was given a fitting return to Gloucestershire.
After a civic reception in his honour he was paraded through the streets of Nailsworth in an open-top bus, where fans lined the streets to see the Olympian.
His mother Sue, and fiance Frauke Oltmanns were on board to share in another of Peter's big moments.
– Peter Reed
Life will probably never be the same again...I'm very proud of my Gloucestershire roots and this day will stay with me. It's a true homecoming.
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.
– Peter Reed
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.
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.
Team GB athletes both past and present have been touring the country this weekend to inspire people of all ages to get involved in sports. As part of the Join In sports campaign, Daley Thompson and Sharron Davies met children at Ninja Tots in Chippenham. See Alexandra Lodge's full report.
Olympic silver medallist Sharron Davies, who learnt to swim in Plymouth, is about to set off on a bus tour of Britain to promote grassroots sport. She'll be travelling alongside heroes of this year's Olympics including Daley Thompson and Jonathan Davies Edwards.
She spoke to our presenter, Bob Cruwys, from her home in Bradford on Avon, to tell us about how the Olympics will impact the future of South West sports.