North Devon Olympic Torch Route Is Out
Details of the streets and the names of some of the inspirational Torchbearers who will carry the Olympic Flame through North Devon are now out.
The information will allow local people to plan where they will be able to catch a glimpse of the Olympic Flame and cheer on the efforts of the Torchbearers as the Flame travels through the district on Monday 21 May.
The streets along the London 2012 Olympic Torch Relay, which can be viewed in full at www..london2012.com/olympictorchrelay, gives street-by-street details and proposed start times for when the Olympic Flame will travel through North Devon.
Residents can find out when it will be travelling along their nearest high street, through their town square or past their local village shop. The Torchbearers confirmed to carry the Flame through Barnstaple, Braunton, Knowle, Ilfracombe, Combe Martin, Lynton and Lynmouth will wear a white and gold uniform which has been designed by adidas.
One of the torchbearers who will be carrying the Olympic Torch through part of North Devon is John Cass, from Combe Martin. John was nominated for his fundraising efforts for various charities, such as Help for Heroes and Tommy's the baby charity, as well as for his inspiration to others in the community.
He says: "I am absolutely thrilled and honoured to be carrying the Olympic Torch and hope the whole village, as well as those in neighbouring communities, will come out to support this once-in-a-lifetime event as it goes through North Devon."
An average of 115 Torchbearers a day will carry the Olympic Flame during its 8,000 mile journey around the UK before it arrives at the Olympic Stadium on 27 July 2012 for the lighting of the cauldron at the Opening Ceremony, signifying the official start of the London 2012 Olympic Games.
LOCOG has worked closely with representatives from a number of sectors in each Nation and Region of the UK to devise the route and is taking the Olympic Flame to within ten miles of over 95% of the population.