Hampshire & Isle of Wight

Olympian Dani King honoured with cycling route

Dani King
Image caption Dani King won Olympic gold at London 2012 as part of the women's team pursuit

A cycle route in honour of Olympic gold medallist Dani King has been created in her home village in Hampshire.

Signs have been erected along the Dani King Cycleway through Hamble-le-Rice.

The 2 mile (3.5km) route passes the primary school and Hamble Community Sports College which she attended, and runs close to her parents' home.

The London 2012 team pursuit gold medallist said she hoped the new route would inspire residents to "keep fit and enjoy sport".

Fifteen signs have been erected along Hamble Lane, to Portsmouth Road in Bursledon and on to its junction with Copse Lane.

Ms King said: "When people ride along it I hope it will remind them of the legacy of the Olympics."

Eastleigh Borough Council, which created the route, is also set to award Ms King the Freedom of the Borough in December, along with Paralympic boccia gold medallist David Smith.

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