Homecoming parade for Disley paralympians Sarah and Barney Storey

DISLEY paralympic cyclists Sarah and Barney Storey are to be honoured with a special homecoming celebration.

The pair will take part in an open-top parade on Thursday, starting at 5.30pm from Peveril Gardens in Newtown before heading along the A6 to Fountain Square, and finishing at Disley School at around 6.15pm.

This will be followed by a civic presentation at the Dane Bank Drive school, where the Storeys will answer questions and pose for photographs.

Sarah, a former pupil of Disley School, won four gold medals at the London Paralympic Games to become Great Britain’s most celebrated Paralympian – with a total of 11 gold medals, eight silver and three bronze to her name.

Barney claimed a gold and silver in London to add to his double gold at the Beijing Paralympics in 2008.

Cllr Michael Jones, Leader of Cheshire East, who are organising the homecoming with Disley Parish Council, said: “Barney and Sarah did exceptionally well at the recent Paralympics and were part of an extraordinary summer of sport that the nation enjoyed.

“I am sure that the people of Disley, and Cheshire East as a whole, will come out to thank them for their efforts and cheer on two of the borough’s great athletes.”

Cheshire East Mayor George Walton and local MP David Rutley will both be present.

There is likely to be traffic delays in the area as the convoy makes its way through Disley.