5,000 Free Parking Spaces To Be Made Available For Olympic Homecoming In Manchester

200,000 people are expected to attend...


All roads will lead to Manchester on Monday October 17th. 

The city is preparing to welcome back Britain's Olympic and Paralympic athletes after their heroics in Brazil during August and September. 

The parade will start outside the Museum of Science and Industry in Castlefield at 4.30pm before moving onto Deansgate at the junction with Liverpool Road.

Team GB won a total of 67 medals in Rio with cyclist Jason Kenny and gymnast Max Whitlock leading the way with three golds each. On top of that, our Paralympians took home a whopping 147 medals. 

John Fryer, events manager for Transport For Greater Manchester said:

“This is one of the most important celebrations that the city has played host to and with so many people expected to visit we’re really encouraging everyone to plan their journey and to know the travel options available to them.”

Mancunians had a particularly successful Olympics with athletes from Greater Manchester winning a total of 24 medals.

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James Fenton

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