Route is set for the visit of Olympic torch

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THE OLYMPIC torch is coming to our area.

The London 2012 Olympic torch relay will visit Brigg Market Place and Brigg Road in Wrawby, it has been confirmed.

People from around the area are expected to flock to Brigg and Wrawby on Tuesday, June 26 to catch a glimpse of the Olympic flame as it makes its way to the London 2012 Olympic Games.

LOCOG (London Organising Committee of the Olympic Games) chairman Sebastian Coe said: “The flame symbolises the Olympic spirit and its journey around the UK will bring the excitement of the Games to our streets.

“Now the people know the route the Olympic flame will be carried along and the torchbearers for their community, they can start planning how they might celebrate and make it North Lincolnshire’s moment to shine.”

The majority of torchbearers will live within an hour of Brigg or Wrawby so friends and family can cheer them on. All will wear a special white and gold uniform.

A North Lincolnshire Council spokesman said: “You can share the excitement by welcoming the Olympic Flame to your community and celebrating the achievements of the Torchbearers.”

The route has been carefully devised so it takes the Olympic Flame to within ten miles of more than 95 per cent of the population.

An average of 115 torchbearers per day will carry the Olympic flame during its 8,000-mile journey around the UK before it arrives at the Olympic Stadium on July 27 for the lighting of the cauldron at the opening ceremony, signifying the official start of the London 2012 Olympic Games.

The London 2012 Olympic Torch Relay and proposed start times can be viewed in full: london2012.com/olympictorchrelay .