Bus Tour For Kent's Olympic Golden Girl
18 April 2018, 08:14
Double Olympic champion Lizzy Yarnold will bring her gold medals back home to Kent today.
After picking up her second gold in Pyeonchang earlier this year, the skeleton racer is getting an open-top bus tour around Sevenoaks.
The 29-year-old will embark on a borough-wide bus tour covering Otford, Eynsford and Swanley.
She'll stop off at several schools before finishing in her home town of West Kingsdown.
Lizzy says: "It still hasn’t really sunk in that I am now a Double Olympic Champion!
"The last four years has been tough and at times I wasn’t sure if I would be able to defend my title, but it just shows you if you dream big and work hard then who knows what you can achieve.
"Thanks to everyone in the Sevenoaks District for all their support. I can’t wait to come and visit and show as many young people as possible my two Olympic Gold Medals - dreams can come true!"
The route and timings are as follows:
9.30am: Bus leaves Sevenoaks District Council offices heading towards Trinity School via Pembroke Road, the A225 (past the Vine), then right at Bat and Ball Junction and onto Seal Road then right again onto Seal Hollow Road
9.45am: Arrive at Trinity School
10.15am: Leave Trinity School heading towards Swanley via the A225
10.30am: Drive past Otford Pond
10.35am: Drive past Shoreham (Kent) railway station
10.45am: Drive through Eynsford and past Anthony Roper School then on to the A20 towards Swanley
11am: Arrive at Swanley High Street (by NatWest bank)
11.30am: Leave Swanley High Street heading towards Orchards Academy via London Road
11.35am: Arrive at Orchards Academy
12.05pm: Leave Orchards Academy heading towards Horton Kirby Church of England Primary School via the A20 then left onto Dartford Road, then right on to Station Road then right onto Horton Road
12.20pm: Arrive at Horton Kirby Church of England Primary School
12.50pm: Leave Horton Kirby Primary School heading towards West Kingsdown via Horton Road, The Street, Rays Hill, Eglantine Lane and the A20
1.10pm: Drive past Hever Road Shops, West Kingsdown
1.15pm: Arrive at West Kingsdown School
1.45pm: Leave West Kingsdown School