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Bristol City success celebrated with open-top bus parade

An open-top bus tour in Bristol
Image caption The Bristol City FC team toured the city on an open-top bus

Thousands of Bristol City supporters have turned out to cheer the team along a celebratory open-top bus parade.

The football club is celebrating double success after becoming champions of League One and also winners of the Johnstone's Paint Trophy.

It is 60 years since the Robins last won a league championship.

The first team and club management left Ashton Gate at 12:30 BST to tour a city route before ending at the Harbourside Amphitheatre.

Speaking during the bus tour, team manager Steve Cotterill said he was delighted with how the season had gone and he was humbled by the success and ensuing celebrations.

On Sunday, Bristol City thrashed Walsall 8-2 prior to being presented with the League One trophy in front of a home crowd of 11,960.

The team ended its campaign on 99 points, which is the highest tally ever achieved in the club's history.

Image caption Thousands of supporters turned out to cheer and applaud the team
Image caption The squad secured their spot in the Championship with three games still to play in the season
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Image caption Bristol City topped the table for 28 out of 36 weeks of this season
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Image caption The Robins ended their campaign on 99 points, the highest tally in the club's history

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