Maryport's will pay tribute to the town's Paralympian hero with a street parade.

Simon Lawson, who won Bronzeat the Commonwealth Games in Birmingham, also competed in the Rio Olympic wheelchair marathon.

His times going into the games had been up with the best but on a scorching Rio day, his hydration unit failed and he had to complete the whole race without any water.

That did nothing to dent local pride in his achievement and, on his return from Rio, hundreds lined the streets to welcome him home.

Now the town council has organised a similar event for Wednesday, October 19.

This time they will be celebrating Simon's bronze medal.

A parade will take place at 10am commencing at the Town Hall, heading down Senhouse Street and then along Curzon Street and  Netherhall Road to Netherhall School, where the school will host a reception for its former pupil.

The town council will pay for a bus to bring Flimby school children into Maryport to cheer Simon along.

The council is urging people to come and join the celebration no matter what the weather to show their pride in our own sporting hero.

Mayor Peter Kendall said that also applied to town counllors who he hoped would be out in orce, too.