Plymouth Olympic Torch Route

There will be a once in a lifetime opportunity to see the Olympic Flame pass through Plymouth on the evening of Saturday 19 May 2012 and huge crowds are expected to line the route and cheer on the Torchbearers.

From approximately 7.40pm the Flame will be carried from Saltash Road outside HMS Drake in Devonport, into the city centre then around the Barbican and up onto the Hoe. 

Plymouth is staging the UK's first London 2012 Olympic Torch Relay Evening Celebration event at the end of the first day of the Torch Relay. There will be live, free entertainment on the Hoe.

On Sunday 20 May the Olympic Flame will set off from Plymouth at 7.50am from the Plymouth Life Centre and travel through the city centre and out into the South Hams.

Some of the Torchbearers who were successfully nominated to carry the Olympic Flame are also being announced today. 

Plymouth City Council nominated inspirational employee Andy Netherton who will carry the Flame. He has worked for the Council for 12 years and works in public safety, making the city a safer place to live. He's a member of the Territorial Army and has served in Afghanistan. 

Plymouth University associate lecturer and researcher Ian Sherriff will also be a Torchbearer. He is a prolific volunteer and his work includes volunteering with a local junior football team and the Alzheimers Society and he spent 25 years in the Fleet Air Arm where he was part of the field gun crew for the Royal Tournament.

Two Lloyds TSB Torchbearers from Plymouth are 14 year old singer and charity fundraiser Poppy Mills and Jordan Anderton who campaigns to raise awareness and funds for teenagers with cancer.