Cambridge Torch Route - Sunday

Day 51: Sunday 8 July.

Having spent the night in Cambridge, the olympic torch will resume its journey at 0634 from the court of Trinity College.

It will then be taken through the college grounds and on to the River Cam, where it will be transported along the river in a punt.

It will then join the road at Magadlene Street, continuing onto Castle Street and Huntingdon Road.

The relay will be taken out of Cambridge via Huntingdon Road, ending at the junction with Whitehouse Lane.

Next stop: St Ives.


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Meet Cambridge's Torchbearers:

Alice Ellison Name: Alice Ellison
Age: 18
From: Cambridge
Nomination Story: Alice was selected through sporting achievements, and recognized through the young ambassador program and became a Young Ambassador for the Cambridge School Sports Partnership where she inspires other young people by acting as a role model that champions sport in her local coummunity. She has participated in many teams games including Netball etc as well as being a long distance runner, again reaching national finals. She also horse rides and competes up to a national level in Showjumping ,winning the national champion's twice, most recently August 2011 where she won the National Senior 1.10m Trailblazer finals. To acheive Young Ambassador you should advocate the ethos and values of the Olympic and Paralympic movement where Alice promotes this to the best of her abilities.
London 2012 Olympic torch Name: Angela Taylor
Age: 53
From: Cambridge
Nomination Story: Angela really goes above and beyond in everything she does. From a young age she volunteered as a lifeguard, and swimming has been an integral part of her life. When we lived abroad she set up a swim school for local children, ran Rainbow Guides, and Brownies.Now in the UK. she works tirelessly at a little school as a P.E. and Spanish teacher. She started the school swimming gala and has encouraged many young swimmers to compete at County Level. She introduced Spanish day to school, where she bought and cooked Spanish food for everyone to try! She introduced and taught the Safer Cycling Scheme at two schools in Cambridgeshire for nearly10 years, and Walked a night Marathon to raise over £1,000 for breast cancer research.She voluntarily attends courses to deliver the highest level of education at school. Her dedication is unmatched, and she would love to carry the flame!
Ed Roberts Name: Ed Roberts
Age: 26
From: Cambridge
Nomination Story: While serving as a volunteer listener for Linkline since 2005, Ed has formalised the organisation's operations, policies and constitution, as well as developing publicity and funding campaigns and training and recruitment processes. Since 2008 Ed has volunteered with SexYOUality, playing a vital role in policy development, fundraising and strategic planning as well as running the weekly youth group. At Cambridge and District Community Mediation Service (CDCMS), Ed has served as a volunteer mediator since 2009, as well as doing research for and leading a new pilot project expanding CDCMS's services to new areas of Cambridgeshire. Ed has also volunteered since 2010 for 'The Message' project at Centre 33, supporting young carers' outreach initiatives, and has both organised and supported a number of scientific outreach projects over the last few years (both within and apart from Science Week).
Francesca Jones Name: Francesca Jones
Age: 21
From: Bishop's Stortford
Nomination Story: Fran is studying French at Birmingham University. She is a very caring person. Her older sister has a severe learning disability. Fran cares for her sister when she is home from university. Her holiday job is as a carer at a residential centre for people with learning disabilities. She volunteers to support people with learning disabilities on Sunday afternoons. In Birmingham she mentors secondary school pupils whose families have never been to university. Fran is not an Olympic standard athlete but she has enjoyed participating in a wide range of sports - netball, canoeing, swimming, horse-riding. She is passionate about the Olympics but she missed out in the ballot for tickets and has not yet heard anything about her application to be an Olympic volunteer. Her older sister could not run with a torch but she would watch and understand and smile to see her sister as a torchbearer. Please make their dreams come true.
London 2012 Olympic torch Name: Gary Johnson
Age: 43
From: Stansted
Nomination Story: Gary Johnson has not only set up his own registered charity (www.theplaybarnproject.co.uk) but has also raised over £200,000 for charities over the past few years. The Play Barn Project was inspired by his own daughter who has now gone into remission after being diagnosed with leukaemia aged 2, in 2008. Gary was in the army prior to setting up his own personal training/therapy studio in Hertfordshire17 years ago. Not only does he train individuals for marathons and what not, or to keep fit in general, but he trains hard himself for gruelling long distance races. He is one race away from completing the 4 deserts (Racing The Planet) which consists of 4 x 150 mile, self sufficient races on foot. He has come 1st, 2nd and 6th in the 3 races that he has completed and plans to run the Atacama race next year. He also completed Brazil 135 last year, a 135 mile gruelling foot race and was England's captain in Gladiators in 1998. He has unfortunately been held back from doing more races for charity as his daughter was on chemotherapy and in and out of hospital but now that she is in remission, he plans to raise as much as he can for 'The Playbarn Project to help sick children with low immune systems'. He helps motivate others and he is extremely ambitious, kind hearted and a good role model. He is truly inspirational.
Kim Manchett Name: Kim Manchett
Age: 30
From: Cambridgeshire
Nomination Story: Kim met Gordon Brown whilst he was PM due to her resounding successes & being a wonderful ambassador worldwide for Great Britain and the sport. She secured her 2nd World Water Ski Racing Championship in July 2009 after she won four out of four rounds at the 16th World Championships in Belgium. Kim entered her first World Championship in Sydney, Australia back in 1997 where she fell and broke her ankle. She was determined to prove that she could bounce back and be the best in the world and she did just that when she won the title of Women's World Water Ski Racing Champion at Hunstanton, Norfolk in 2005.
London 2012 Olympic torch Name: Lydia Backhaus
Age: 18
From: Welyn
Nomination Story: Lydia is a particularly inspiring personality. She is an intelligent girl and has established an outstanding rapport with the younger swimmers that she teaches. She has become a role model for a number of them, in particular the younger girls. Not only does Lydia pride herself in helping the younger Club members improve their swimming, but parents also have commented that she has also given a number of their children a real boost in their self-confidence. Lydia is seventeen and has through her own initiative qualified as an ASA Swimming Teacher at Levels 1 and 2, she is also a qualified timekeeper and Level 1 and 2 ASA Judge. Lydia teaches at Ware Swimming Club on Monday, Friday evenings and Sunday afternoons on a voluntary basis and also contributes as a timekeeper or judge at local galas. Lydia also volunteers at her school, teaching swimming, whilst studying for her A-Levels.

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