Chelmsford will host the Olympic torch!
It has been revealed that Chelmsford will be hosting an Olympic event next year, the only town in Essex to do so.
The torch relay will be arriving in town on Friday 6th July 2012, where a spectacular celebration event is planned for an expected crowd of around 15,000 people.
After the evening celebrations, the torch will be toured through the town on Saturday 7th July before continuing it's journey onto Cambridge.
Chelmsford successfully won the bid to host the Olympic torch, beating bids from ten other Essex towns.
Chairman of London 2012 Organising Comittee of the Olympic and Paralympic Games, Sebastian Coe said 'The Olympic Flame will shine a light right across the town, celebrating the culture and heritage of the area and showcasing the best of Chelmsford.'
The Olympic flame travels from Greece, arriving in the UK on Friday 18th May, where it begins its journey from Land's End touring the UK before arriving at the Olympic Stadium on Friday 27th July 2012 for the opening ceremony of London 2012!