Becky on hand to welcome home Olympic heroes

 What a fantastic spectacle the homecoming parade was despite the torrential rain, well we were in Manchester in October so we couldn’t have expected much more!

It was great to see the streets lined with tens of thousands of people welcoming home their heroes. I was in the studio with people like Chris Hoy who had experienced Homecoming Parades before in London but we both agreed that having it “up north” was extra special, after all Manchester had been so integral in Team GB’s medal haul.

Manchester itself didn’t disappoint and put on a great show. I spoke to many athletes and they were all delighted to see so many people turn out and show their support. Many were surprised at the buzz and excitement as Rio was over two months ago.

If you missed out on the parade you can see it on catch up on BBC IPlayer, it’s definitely worth a watch!

If you were inspired by the Olympics, check out the swimming classes in your area.