Monday, April 23, 2012
Full details of the Olympic Torch Relay have finally been revealed! And we’re pleased to announce that Cornwall hasn’t been forgotten…
The torch will actually arrive in the UK on May 18 at RNAS Culdrose, near Land’s End, before passing through Sennen, Newlyn, Penzance, Marazion, Rosudgeon, Ashton, Helston, Falmouth, Truro, Newquay, St Stephen, Trewoon, St Austell, Stenalees, Bugle, Lanivet, Bodmin, Liskeard and Saltash Saturday 19 May. A special stop will also be made at the Eden Project.
Thousands are expected to line the streets as the torch makes its 8,000 mile journey to the Olympic Stadium in London. Councillor Chris Ridgers, Cornwall Council portfolio holder for economy and regeneration, said: “This is a hugely important day for Cornwall as we will be in the spotlight for the arrival of the Olympic Flame and the first say of the Olympic Torch Relay.
“We want as many people as possible to get involved by taking part in local events and lining the streets to cheers the Olympic Flame on its journey through Cornwall. This announcement really brings the whole route to life and means that people can now make their plans on where to go to see the flame and witness the amazing spectacle.”
For full details of the route, visit www.london2012.com/olympictorchrelay.