Follow the 2012 Olympic torch in Barnet
10th May 2012
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The countdown to the Olympics seems to be speeding up and the flame for the London 2012 torch relay was lit today in Greece as it begins its route to the UK.

It flies to Britain on Friday 18 May where 8,000 torchbearers will take the torch on its 70-day journey around the UK starting in Land's End on 19 May.

The route has been planned to allow 95 per cent of the UK population to be within 10 miles of the route and on Wednesday 25 July, two days before the start of the Games, it arrives in Barnet

30 Torchbearers will carry the flame in turn from Brent in the west. It enters the borough around 12 noon and passes on to Enfield at around 3pm before stopping at Alexandra Palace.

Along the way it will pass by Hendon Town Hall and through Finchley Church End and North Finchley town centres as well as alongside Victoria and Friary Parks. There will be a lunch time stop at the Middlesex University campus.

If you would like to join the celebrations and watch it pass, you can see the route across the borough here


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