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Gloucestershire Olympic champion Pete Reed gets bus parade

Pete Reed
Pete Reed was welcomed by hundreds of people in Nailsworth

Olympic rowing champion Pete Reed has been honoured with a civic reception and open-top bus tour in his Gloucestershire home town.

Civic leaders in Nailsworth, near Stroud, organised the celebration after Reed won gold in the men's coxless four at London 2012.

The 31-year-old former Oxford Blue, who is in the Royal Navy, proposed to his girlfriend during the closing ceremony.

Reed also won a gold medal in the men's coxless four at the Beijing Olympics.

Reed, Alex Gregory, from Cheltenham, Andy Triggs Hodge, from Hebden in North Yorkshire and Tom James, from Wrexham in north Wales, won the men's coxless four on 4 August.

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