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Where and when to see Lizzy Yarnold on her Kent tour

By Luke May

Double Olympic champion Lizzy Yarnold returned to the streets of Kent today.

After her historic win in Pyeonchang, the skeleton racer brought the gold home to Sevenoaks on an open-top bus tour.

The 29-year-old embarked on a borough-wide journey covering Outford, Eynsford and Swanley before finishing in her home town of West Kingsdown.

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Lizzy Yarnold leaving Sevenoaks District Council offices. Picture: Gary Browne

Live updates here

1.13pm - Watch our live interview with Lizzy Yarnold over on our Facebook page.

12.05pm - Teachers were delighted Lizzy came to see them.

11.31am - Here are some excitable students who met Lizzy this morning.

11.12am - Lizzy departs from Sevenoaks.

11.01am - Lizzy is back on the bus and enjoying the sunshine

10.51am - Thanks to Sevenoaks District Council for this nice little video of the morning so far

10.30am - Lizzy is wrapping up at Trinity School. Her goodbye to the pupils is brilliant.

10.15am - Lizzy Yarnold is meeting students at Trinity School in Sevenoaks

10.07am - Some great snaps coming in from our photographer Gary Browne.

Lizzy Yarnold leaving Sevenoaks District Council offices. Picture: Gary Browne
Lizzy Yarnold leaving Sevenoaks District Council offices. Picture: Gary Browne

10.03am - Looks like it's good weather for it.

9.53am - The obligatory "here I am" pose from Lizzy.

9:47am - These guys look excited.

9.37am - Lizzy has arrived.


She made history in February after winning gold at the Winter Olympics, four years on from victory in Sochi.

The victory made her the first British winter Olympian to retain their title.

West Kingsdown carpenter Terry crafted a golden post box for the local icon upon her return and has done the same again ahead of today's visit.

The postbox will be filled with messages from locals congratulating Mrs Yarnold on her success.

The former Maidstone Grammar School for Girls student's bus tour ran as follows.

Lizzy's tour will cover most of Sevenoaks
Kent's Lizzie Yarnold was Team GB's flag bearer at the Pyeongchang Winter Olympics

9.30am: Bus leaves Sevenoaks District Council, towards Trinity School via Pembroke Road.

The bus will turn right at Bat and Ball junction, onto Seal Road then right again onto Seal Hollow Road.

9.45am: Arrive at Trinity School.

10.15am: Leave Trinity School towards Swanley via the A225.

10.30am: Driver past Otford Pond

10.35am: Pass by Shoreham railway station

The open-top bus which will carry Lizzy Yarnold through Sevenoaks

10.45am: Drive through Eynsford, past Anthony Roper School and onto the A20 towards Swanley.

11am: Arrive at Swanley High Street, pulling up by NatWest bank.

11.30am: Leave Swanley High Street towards Orchards Academy via London Road.

11.35am: Arrive at Orchards Academy in St Mary's Road.

12.05pm: Leave Orchards Academy.

The open-top bus which will carry Lizzy Yarnold through Sevenoaks

The bus will head towards Horton Kirby Church of England Primary School via the A20, then left onto Dartford Road, then right onto Station Road, making a final right turn 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 CE Primary School.

1.45pm: Leave West Kingsdown School. The tour has finished.

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