London 2012: Torch relay heading for Crewe
7th November 2011
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London 2012: Torch relay heading for Crewe


The London 2012 Olympic torch relay begins on 19 May 2012 at Land's End and ends 70 days later on 27 July at the opening ceremony in the Olympic Stadium.

The Olympic torch will fly by zip wire from the Tyne Bridge, ascend Snowdon by rail and cross Loch Ness during its journey around the UK. The relay will visit many UK landmarks including Jodrell Bank.

On Day 13 (31st May) the torch will pass through Crewe. While the communities and landmarks the torch will visit have been set out, the street-by-street detail of the route will not be confirmed until later in 2012.

The route on Day 13

Cobridge, Burslem, Middleport, Crewe Congleton, Macclesfield, Knutsford, Runcorn, Widnes, Warrington, Lowton, Abram, Wigan, Scholes, Ince, Hindley, Westhoughton, Bolton


Sebastian Coe, chairman of LOCOG, said:

“We are thrilled to confirm that Cheshire East will act as a host location for the Olympic Flame, extending an invitation to people in the area to welcome the Olympic torch relay during its journey around the UK. This is the UK’s moment to shine and I want to encourage people across Cheshire East to start planning how they can be part of this once in a lifetime opportunity and show their support for the inspirational torchbearers chosen to carry the Olympic Flame as we count down to the start of the Olympic Games.”


Explore the BBC’s interactive map here to find out more.


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