From Orton Mere the Olympic Flame travelled along
Oundle Road until turning left on to London Road and passing over
Town Bridge. The Torchbearers carried the Flame onto Lower
Bridge Street across Bourges Boulevard and into Upper Bridge
Street, before turning right through the Cathedral’s gateway.
The Relay passed through Deans
Court, into Wheel Yard and right into City Road. The final part of
the journey on the 3 July saw the Flame pass through St
John’s Street, into Vineyard Road, turning right on to Bishop’s
Road, then into Rivergate and Embankment Road before arriving at
the city’s Embankment at approximately 7.20pm where the
evening celebration event took place.
The Olympic Torch Relay left Peterborough on the morning of
July 4 at approximately 7am starting from the Cathedral Precincts.
The Flame travelled along Long Causeway and Broadway,
across Burghley Square turning right into Lincoln Road before
leaving Peterborough along the A47 via Maskew Avenue. An
interactive map of the full route is
available on the London 2012 website.
(Image supplied by Peterborough Telegraph)
Marco Cereste, leader of Peterborough City Council, said that it
will be an unbelievable moment for the city; “It was a real thrill
when the Torch was confirmed last year and now it’s really starting
to become a reality. Months of hard work have gone into planning
the route to ensure that as many residents as possible can be
involved and that we show off our beautiful city. Today’s
announcement really brings the route to life and we know it will
encourage people to come out and line the streets. Peterborough
will be the gateway to the east for the Olympic Flame and that’s
something the city should be proud of. It’s going to be fantastic
to see friends and family carrying the Olympic Torch through their
Follow the Olympic Torch Relay live
You can follow the
Olympic Torch Relay live on the London 2012 website as it makes
it's way around the coutry.
The Olympic Flame also passed through the following
local cities, towns and villages:
Flame arrived in the UK from Greece on Friday 18 May 2012
and the 70-day Torch
Relay started at Land’s End, Cornwall, on the morning of
the 19 May 2012. On leaving Land’s End, the Olympic
Flame travelled about 8,000 miles across the UK, giving
thousands of communities and individuals their moment to shine as
the Olympic Flame comes to their doorstep. The Olympic Flame will
arrive at the Olympic Stadium on 27 July 2012 for the lighting of
the cauldron at the Opening Ceremony, signifying the start of the
London 2012 Olympic Games.