Release Date: 14 August 2012
London 2012 Olympic gold medallist Peter Reed MBE, who lives in Nailsworth, is to be honoured with a civic reception and open top bus tour on Saturday 15 September.
This year's victory in the Men's Coxless Four means that Peter now has two Olympic gold medals as well as three silver medals in the World Championships.
Councillor John Hudson, chairman of Stroud District Council, said:
'Stroud District Council would like to congratulate Peter and his teammates on their wonderful achievement. We hope that celebrating his success will inspire and motivate other local athletes to go on and achieve great things - maybe even more gold medals at the Rio Games in 2016.'
Exact details and timings of the event have yet to be finalised but the plan for the day is to have a civic reception at Stroud Subscription Rooms at around midday, after which an open top bus will make its way through the town centre and on to Nailsworth, where Peter will meet and mingle with his local community at Nailsworth Town Hall.
Leo Reed, Peter's father, said:
'We have been overwhelmed by the response of the local community and very proud of our son's achievement as a double-Olympian and are delighted that he has announced that he will go on and race in the next Olympics. We're very much looking forward to the celebrations in Stroud and Nailsworth. It's been an amazing few weeks topped off by Peter proposing to his girlfriend Frauke during the closing ceremony.'