Wisbech: Jody Cundy Homecoming
5 October 2012, 06:00
Paralympic medal winner Jody Cundy has returned to Wisbech for homecoming celebrations after his medal at London 2012.
33 year old Jody, born and raised in Wisbech, won bronze in the C4/5 Men's 4km cycling pursuit at London 2012.
He is now based in Manchester, where he trains with the Team GB cycling squad.
Jody was also expected to pick up a medal in the C4/5 Men's 1km time trial, but slipped out of the start gate and was denied the chance of a restart at the Veoldrome.
Today (5 October) Jody, along with his bronze medal, returned to Wisbech for a homecoming celebration.
He met dignitaries at the Wisbech Town Council Chamber in the morning, before taking a tour of some of the town's schools.
Jody travelled around the town in an 80 year old fire engine, called Vivien, which has been in Wisbech since being built.
He then returned to the Council Chamber for lunch, before visiting more local schools and ending the day with a formal reception at the Council Chamber.
Jody said: "It'll be nice to come home and see people who have followed my career on TV, in the papers and in the press.
It'll be good to give something back to Wisbech, as it's not often people get to see a Paralympic medal up close and personal."
Jody also told Heart he hopes his success inspires other people in Wisbech to pursue their sporting dreams.
He said: "I came from Wisbech, was born and raised there and trained there.
I feel that as long as you set your goals big enough, then anything is achievable provided you have the desire to do it."