Ben Ainslie to have open-top bus tour in Lymington

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OLYMPIC hero Ben Ainslie will be given an open-top bus tour of his home town next week.

Thousands of people are expected to line the streets of Lymington when the most successful sailor in Olympic history rides through the town on Tuesday.

Ben, 35, will stand on the top deck of a double-decker bus operated by the New Forest Tour, which normally takes tourists around the district.

The vehicle will follow the route taken by the Olympic flame when it passed through Lymington on July 14.

Ben will pass the High Street post box that has been painted gold in recognition of his medal-winning triumph in the Finn class at Weymouth last month. He had already won three gold medals and a silver at previous Games.

Town mayor Jacqui England, who has organised the event, said: “He will get an amazing reception. The atmosphere will be electric.”

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2:56pm Wed 5 Sep 12

sarfhamton says...

His name is Charles Benedict not Ben and he was born in Macclesfield.
His name is Charles Benedict not Ben and he was born in Macclesfield. sarfhamton

3:52pm Wed 5 Sep 12

Georgem says...

sarfhamton wrote:
His name is Charles Benedict not Ben and he was born in Macclesfield.
So the story should be "Charles Benedict To Have open top bus tour", so that everyone can then ask "Who?"
[quote][p][bold]sarfhamton[/bold] wrote: His name is Charles Benedict not Ben and he was born in Macclesfield.[/p][/quote]So the story should be "Charles Benedict To Have open top bus tour", so that everyone can then ask "Who?" Georgem

3:56pm Wed 5 Sep 12

sarfhamton says...

Georgem wrote:
sarfhamton wrote:
His name is Charles Benedict not Ben and he was born in Macclesfield.
So the story should be "Charles Benedict To Have open top bus tour", so that everyone can then ask "Who?"
Just saying
[quote][p][bold]Georgem[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]sarfhamton[/bold] wrote: His name is Charles Benedict not Ben and he was born in Macclesfield.[/p][/quote]So the story should be "Charles Benedict To Have open top bus tour", so that everyone can then ask "Who?"[/p][/quote]Just saying sarfhamton

7:12pm Wed 5 Sep 12

cantthinkofone says...

Brilliant! I luv Harriott!
Brilliant! I luv Harriott! cantthinkofone

9:31pm Wed 5 Sep 12

IanRRR says...

So what time does it take place? Really no good saying Tuesday....WE NEED TO KNOW WHAT TIME!
So what time does it take place? Really no good saying Tuesday....WE NEED TO KNOW WHAT TIME! IanRRR

9:34pm Wed 5 Sep 12

emma38 says...

Typical Lymington town council we have a town mayor that backs people that brake the law by painting letter boxes gold is she going back everyone in Lymington that brakes the law ? young and old. and now a month after a gold medal has been won the lady mayor decides to have an open top bus for him how can this be sorted when he is in America racing so it could be another month before this takes place !!!!
Typical Lymington town council we have a town mayor that backs people that brake the law by painting letter boxes gold is she going back everyone in Lymington that brakes the law ? young and old. and now a month after a gold medal has been won the lady mayor decides to have an open top bus for him how can this be sorted when he is in America racing so it could be another month before this takes place !!!! emma38

10:39pm Thu 6 Sep 12

lionheart says...

Chas Ainslie just doesn't sound right.
Chas Ainslie just doesn't sound right. lionheart

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