Olympic torch to visit Preston in June – Full details here
Details of the Olympic Flame route have been released today, and the good news is that it’ll be taking a trip through Preston.
Around 8,000 people in the UK have been named as torchbearers and will carry the flame during the nationwide relay between May 19 and July 27 – all the way to the opening ceremony in London.
16 torchbearers will play their part on carrying the flame through Preston on June 23, with the youngest aged 20 and the eldest aged 65.
The flame will enter Preston from the west on Blackpool Road at 7:53am, before moving onto Fylde Road past the university and onto Corporation Street on the way into town. The flame will then come right down Fishergate before leaving Preston via New Hall Lane.
Below you can take a look at the map that shows where the torch will travel in the north west. Click through to see where it passes through Lancaster, Blackpool, Preston, Blackburn and Chorley.
- 19th, March 2012
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