Olympic Torch Relay Route Unveiled

The London Organising Committee of the Olympic and Paralympic Games has confirmed all the communities in the South East through which the Olympic Flame will be carried by Torchbearers during the London 2012 Olympic Torch Relay.

LOCOG has worked closely with representatives from a number of sectors in the South East to devise the route that will see the Olympic Flame being carried through places such as East Cowes on the Isle of Wight, Bletchley Park and Winchester.

The Olympic Flame is set to visit every county in the South East and the route achieves the optimum mix of proximity to people whilst taking in beautiful natural and urban landmarks to showcase the region around the world.

The announcement of the 1,018 villages, towns and cities on the UK route means LOCOG has realised the aspiration of taking the Olympic Flame to within an hour’s journey time of 95% of the population. In fact, over 95% of the population will be within just 10 miles of the Olympic Flame next summer. The street by street detail of the route will be confirmed next year.

For logistical reasons, not all the landmarks and modes of transport will be accessible to large crowds but LOCOG will continue to work with the Local Authorities and operators to ensure public access information is given in advance.

With the Olympic Flame shining a light on these different communities the Olympic Torch Relay will be an opportunity for the people of the South East to connect with the Olympic Games, its values and its spirit. Many thousands of people are expected to welcome the Olympic Flame and celebrate the achievements of the Torchbearers along the route each day.

People are invited to view the interactive map at www.london2012.com/olympictorchrelaymap  to find their nearest community through which the Olympic Flame will be carried. 

Sebastian Coe, Chair of LOCOG, said: ‘I’m delighted that the Olympic Torch Relay will take the 2012 Games to almost every corner of the South East and that we have achieved our ambition to take the Flame to within an hour’s journey of 95% of the population. Now everyone is invited to plan their welcome and find out where they can go to be part of this historic occasion. The Olympic Games are coming to you as the Olympic Flame gives people across the South East their moment to shine.’

The 70 day Olympic Torch Relay, presented by Coca-Cola, Lloyds TSB and Samsung, will start at Land’s End, Cornwall on the morning of 19 May 2012. On leaving Land’s End, the Olympic Flame will travel an estimated 8,000 miles around the UK giving thousands of communities and individuals their moment to shine as the Olympic Flame comes to a place near them.

On the final day of the Olympic Torch Relay, it is LOCOG’s intention that the Olympic Flame will travel down the River Thames as it makes its way to 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.

The Olympic Flame will be carried across the UK by 8,000 inspirational Torchbearers each of whom will have a story of personal achievement and/or contribution to the local community. In December this year, successful nominees will be contacted with a conditional offer and final Torchbearer places will start to be confirmed from February 2012 onwards.

 

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09 July 2012

Milton Keynes

South East

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09 July 2012

Bletchley

South East

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09 July 2012

Buckingham

South East

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09 July 2012

Winslow

South East

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09 July 2012

Whitchurch

South East

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09 July 2012

Aylesbury

South East

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09 July 2012

Stoke Mandeville

South East

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09 July 2012

Aylesbury

South East

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09 July 2012

Waddesdon

South East

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09 July 2012

Bicester

South East

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09 July 2012

Kirtlington

South East

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09 July 2012

Woodstock

South East

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09 July 2012

Kidlington

South East

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09 July 2012

Oxford

South East

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10 July 2012

Oxford

South East

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10 July 2012

Abingdon

South East

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10 July 2012

Wallingford

South East

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10 July 2012

Crowmarsh Gifford

South East

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10 July 2012

Nettlebed

South East

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10 July 2012

Henley-on-Thames

South East

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10 July 2012

Bisham (Bisham Abbey)

South East

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10 July 2012

Maidenhead

South East

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10 July 2012

Slough

South East

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10 July 2012

Windsor

South East

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10 July 2012

Egham

South East

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10 July 2012

Ascot

South East

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10 July 2012

Bracknell

South East

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10 July 2012

Reading

South East

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11 July 2012

Reading

South East

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11 July 2012

Theale

South East

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11 July 2012

Thatcham

South East

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11 July 2012

Newbury

South East

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11 July 2012

Basingstoke

South East

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11 July 2012

Kings Worthy

South East

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11 July 2012

Winchester

South East

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11 July 2012

Andover

South East

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14 July 2012

Lyndhurst

South East

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14 July 2012

Brockenhurst

South East

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14 July 2012

Lymington

South East

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14 July 2012

Totland

South East

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14 July 2012

Yarmouth

South East

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14 July 2012

Carisbrooke

South East

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14 July 2012

Newport

South East

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14 July 2012

East Cowes

South East

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14 July 2012

Southampton

South East

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15 July 2012

Southampton

South East

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15 July 2012

Fareham

South East

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15 July 2012

Bridgemary

South East

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15 July 2012

Gosport

South East

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15 July 2012

Portsmouth

South East

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16 July 2012

Portsmouth

South East

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16 July 2012

Petersfield

South East

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16 July 2012

Rogate

South East

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16 July 2012

Midhurst

South East

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16 July 2012

Easebourne

South East

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16 July 2012

Tillington

South East

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16 July 2012

Petworth

South East

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16 July 2012

Duncton

South East

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16 July 2012

Chichester

South East

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16 July 2012

North Bersted

South East

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16 July 2012

South Bersted

South East

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16 July 2012

Bognor Regis

South East

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16 July 2012

Woodgate

South East

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16 July 2012

Westergate

South East

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16 July 2012

Arundel

South East

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16 July 2012

Worthing

South East

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16 July 2012

Lancing

South East

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16 July 2012

West Blatchington

South East

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16 July 2012

Brighton & Hove

South East

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17 July 2012

Brighton & Hove

South East

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17 July 2012

Crawley

South East

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17 July 2012

Copthorne

South East

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17 July 2012

Felbridge

South East

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17 July 2012

East Grinstead

South East

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17 July 2012

Royal Tunbridge Wells

South East

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17 July 2012

Crowborough

South East

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17 July 2012

Lewes

South East

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17 July 2012

Eastbourne

South East

 

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