Cambridgeshire: Olympic Torch Route
7 November 2011, 05:49
The route the 2012 Olympic Torch will take through Cambridgeshire and the surrounding area has been confirmed.
The torch will arrive in the county on Tuesday 3rd July, when it will stop overnight in Peterborough.
It will then travel around neighbouring areas, including:
- Market Deeping, Spalding, Bourne and Holbeach (4 July)
- Saffron Walden, Haverhill and Newmarket (7 July)
It will stay overnight in Cambridge, before moving on to St Ives and Huntingdon on Sunday the 8th July.
The 70-day journey starts at Land's End passing through places including Mount Snowdon in Wales and Loch Ness in Scotland before finishing in London.
Rod Cantrill, Cambridge City Councillor for Arts, Sport and Public Places said: 'We want everyone to remember forever the moment that the torch passed through Cambridge.
We are looking forward to working with local people to showcase the city and to welcome the flame and support members of the community who have been chosen to run with it.'
Jeremy Hunt, Secretary of State for Culture, Olympics, Media and Sport, said: 'When the Olympic Flame arrives here in the UK on 18 May next year it will mark the final countdown to the greatest sporting event the country will host in our lifetime.
The Olympic Torch Relay will be an amazing opportunity for people to see the Olympic Flame in their own towns and communities.
The Flame’s journey is steeped in the rich history of the Olympic Games, travelling from Athens then right around the UK.
I encourage everyone to get out and take part in the excitement of the Torch Relay as it comes through their town.'