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Olympic star ready for World Rowing Cup

Peter Reed with his gold Credit: Suzan/Suzan/EMPICS Entertainment

Gloucestershire's Olympic rowing champion Peter Reed will return to the scene of his 2012 triumph this weekend.

He'll be competing for Great Britain at the World Rowing Cup. The event's being held in the UK for the first time in 8 years. It takes place at Eton Dorney, where the 31-year-old won a gold medal in the Coxless Fours at last year's Olympics.

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More postboxes turn gold in the West

The proud parents of Peter Reed, Sue and Leo, next to the newly painted postboxes in Nailsworth. Credit: ITV West

Nailsworth's postboxes are the latest in the West Country to be painted gold.

Peter Reed, who grew up in the Cotswold town, won a gold medal on Saturday as part of the Great Britain men's coxless four rowing team.

Royal Mail is celebrating every GB gold medal by painting a postbox gold in every Olympic champion's home town.

Cheltenham High Street's postbox has also been painted gold in honour of Reed's team-mate Alex Gregory, and the Gloucestershire duo also feature on a limited edition postage stamp.

Leo and Sue Reed with a gold painted postbox outside their house in Nailsworth. Credit: ITV West

Gloucestershire duo celebrate their gold medal win

Great Britain's Men's Four (l to r) Pete Reed, Andrew Triggs Hodge, Alex Gregory & Tom James celebrate winning gold in the final. Credit: Stephen Pond/PA Wire

Gloucestershire's Pete Reed and Alex Gregory were part of the GB team which produced a sensational performance to beat Australia and win Olympic gold in the men's coxless fours.

Andrew Triggs Hodge, Tom James, Pete Reed and Alex Gregory celebrate after winning the gold medal for the men's rowing four. Credit: AP Photo/Chris Carlson

The pair, along with crew-mates Andrew Triggs Hodge and Tom James led from the start to extend Britain's dominance over the Olympic event to 16 years.

Britain won their fourth successive coxless fours title by a quarter of a length from the Australians with the United States winning the bronze medal.

Andrew Triggs Hodge, Tom James, Pete Reed and Alex Gregory wave to the grandstand after winning the gold medal for the men's rowing four. Credit: Chris Carlson/AP/Press Association Images