Hope to see you at our parade, says Tom
DIVING star Tom Daley has urged Plymothians to "line the streets or stick your head out of a window" for the city's Olympics homecoming parade.
People were encouraged to gather tomorrow at Royal Parade to welcome an open top bus full of the city's Olympic stars.
The spectacle celebrates the city's achievements at the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic games and includes a civic reception hosted by Lord Mayor of Plymouth Councillor Michael Wright.
"Please come along and join in the fun," said Tom, who won bronze in the men's 10m individual platform event.
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"Wave some flags – or just stick your head out of a window if you're at work – we want to see as many faces as possible. I'm really excited."
Ruta Meilutyte, who sensationally won the women's 100m breaststroke gold for Lithuania at the age of 15, will also be among athletes taking part in the event.
Other Olympians who will join in include Tonia Couch, who competed for Team GB in the 10m diving women's synchro, and swimmer Antony James, who took part in heats for the men's butterfly.
"The more people there to welcome us the better," Antony said. "It's a great occasion for all the Plymouth Olympians."
The open top bus will parade throughout the city centre, so if you cannot get to Royal Parade then you can catch the bus along its route.
It will start from Plymouth College at 5.15pm before travelling along Peverell Park Road, Outland Road, Alma Road, Cobourg Street and Charles Street, eventually arriving at the top of Royal Parade at 5.45pm.
Plymouth's Games Maker volunteers will then join the cavalcade as it rolls along Princess Way to the Guildhall for 6pm for a public reception.
Plymouth City Council has congratulated city cyclist Jonathan Tiernan-Locke on winning the Tour of Britain. Unfortunately he cannot make the parade but plans were being made to mark his achievement later in the month.