Crowds of well wishers gathered in the autumn sunshine as Olympic cyclist Lizzie Armitstead married fellow cyclist Philip Deignan in her home town of Otley.

Lizzie’s arrival at The Bridge United Reformed Church, however, was slightly delayed after her vintage bus appeared to get stuck behind a lone cyclist.

Lizzie, 27, wore a cream wedding gown and onlookers said she looked radiant as she arrived at the town centre church on Saturday.

As she walked up the aisle, Lizzie was accompanied by her flower girls and bridesmaids, who were wearing full-length green dresses.

As the couple left the church, large crowds outside cheered as guests threw confetti.

Some top names from the world of cycling, including track and road star Geraint Thomas , attended the ceremony.

Philip, a Team Sky racer, had popped the question to Lizzie last September after the couple had been dating for a year.

Mr and Mrs Deignan were driven away from the church in a stylish 1932 Rolls-Royce.

The day must have been a welcome happy occasion for Lizzie at the end of a difficult couple of months. She only managed fifth place in the women’s road race at the Rio Olympics, after controversy over three missed drugs tests.

Local well-wishers were quick to toast the wedding on social media.

Samantha Jane Poole, posting on the Whats Happening in Otley Town Day and Night Facebook page, said: "You look beautiful congratulations to you both" while the group itself said: "Congratulations from all the people of Otley."

Others expressed delight at the cyclist's decision to hold the ceremony in Otley. Susan Hunt, posting on the Otley - The Community We Live In Facebook page said: "I'm glad she got married in her home town."

The couple were married by the Bridge Church's minister, Reverend Jason McCullagh.

Posting on its Facebook page on Saturday evening, the church said: "Otley’s World Champion cyclist, Lizzie Armitstead, today married fellow cyclist Philip Deignan at the Bridge Church.

"We were delighted that Lizzie chose the church, where she had been part of its Junior Church and Uniformed Organisations, to be the venue for her wedding.

"Many people crowded outside to see Lizzie and Philip on their big day.

"We wish them every happiness in the years ahead."