Olympic Torch Set To Visit Yorkshire

The Olympic torch route will pass through Yorkshire as part of the build up to the 2012 games.

The 70-day, 8,000-mile torch relay will snake across the country, starting on May 19 2012, before reaching the opening ceremony at the Olympic Stadium on July 27.

The aim is that 95% of the UK population would take no longer than an hour to travel to the relay.

The torch will arrive in Yorkshire on the 18th June when it gets to Hull, before making its way to York on the 19th June. Leeds gets its first sight of the torch on the 24th June, before it travels to Sheffield on the 25th June and then the final stop in Yorkshire in Cleethorpes on the 26th June.