McKeever fever is still raging on in Bradford on Avon
McKeever fever shows no sign of stopping, with our Olympic gold winner being inundated with autograph requests when he took part in the Team GB parade in London on Monday.
The kayak king, who was victorious in the K1 200m at Eton Dorney, was one of 800 competitors in either the Olympics and Paralympics to travel on floats through a sea of Union Jack flags and congratulations banners.
An estimated one million people lined the streets for the Our Greatest Team Parade of 21 floats, including the kayaker’s parents, Derek and Janice, who were near Buckingham Palace.
Mr McKeever said: “It was certainly very different and the atmosphere was electric. Again, the volunteer Games Makers were fantastic and made sure the event went well.
“We’ve started getting back to normal, but for Ed it is still very hectic, with all kinds of media requests and at the parade he was stopped for a lot of autographs.”
Last week, the former St Laurence student had a chance to relax in Bristol, for a joint stag night with his brother, Tom.
The Olympian will marry Anya Kuczha in Beaconsfield on Saturday, September 22, and his brother will be marrying his fiancee, Carly, in October.
Mr McKeever said: “They had the stag do in Bristol last weekend and it sounded pretty chaotic, although I haven’t heard all the gory details.”
Last month, Bradford on Avon’s golden boy returned to the town and was greeted by about 3,000 people, all keen to help him celebrate his Olympic victory.