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19 March 2012, 07:30
The route that the Olympic Torch will take through Cambridgeshire and the surrounding area this summer has been confirmed.
It will pass through the cities of Cambridge and Peterborough, and also be taken through nearby towns including St Ives, Huntingdon, Haverhill, Saffron Walden, Bourne, Spalding, Stamford and Market Deeping.
Councillor Martin Curtis, who leads on the Olympics at Cambridgeshire County Council, said: "Now we know the exact streets and river which the Olympic Flame is going to go along, London 2012 is now beginning to feel very real.
With the Torch coming through Cambridge, St Ives, Huntingdon and Peterborough, thousands of people will be able to see not just the Olympic flame but also Torchbearers who have been nominated by their communities.
These will be ordinary people getting the chance to do something extraordinary.
So I hope that come our weekend in July, we line the streets and show how important the Games are to Cambridgeshire and Peterborough."
Tuesday 3 July & Wednesday 4 July - Peterborough leg:
At 17:15hrs on 3 July the Olympic Flame will be carried through Burghley House Estate and Gardens.
It will then travel to the Nene Valley Railway’s Wansford station where it will be transported on board ‘The City of Peterborough’ steam locomotive until it reaches Orton Mere station.
From Orton Mere the Olympic Flame will travel up Oundle Road until turning left on to London Road and passing over Town Bridge.
The Torchbearers will then carry the Flame onto Lower Bridge Street across Bourges Boulevard and into Upper Bridge Street, before turning right through the Cathedral’s gateway.
The Relay will then pass through Deans Court, into Wheel Yard and right into City Road.
The final part of the journey on the 3 July will see the Flame pass through St John’s Street, into Vineyard Road, turning right on to Bishop’s Road, then into Rivergate and Embankment Road before arriving at the city’s Embankment at approximately 19:20hrs.
After which the evening celebration event will take place.
The Olympic Torch Relay will leave Peterborough on the morning of July 4 at approximately 7am starting from the Cathedral Precincts.
The Flame will then travel on Long Causeway and Broadway, across Burghley Square before turning right into Lincoln Road.
The London 2012 Olympic Torch Relay will leave Peterborough along the A47 via Maskew Avenue.
Saturday 7 July & Sunday 8 July - Cambridge leg:
The Olympic Flame will enter the city on Saturday the 7th July via Newmarket Road, Barnwell Road, Brooks Road, and Mill Road before stopping at the Evening event at Parkers Piece.
On Sunday 8th July the Torch will begin its journey from Trinity College early in the morning, along the River Cam via punt then along Castle Street and Huntingdon Road before it joins the Olympic Torch Convoy.
It will then stop in St Ives where it will run through the town via Cromwell Place, Market Road, Market Hill/The Pavement, Crown Street/Merryland, The Broadway, The Waits, Ramsey Road and onto Houghton Road (A1123). The Torch will then travel to Huntingdon and journey through the town via Main St, Desborough Road, Mayfield Road, Hartford Road, Riverside Road, High Street, George Street then finally onto Brampton Road.