Olympic Torch times announced for Ware visit
Published:19 Mar 2012
The route for the 2012 Olympic Torch has been announced, with Ware seeing the torch on Saturday 7th July, on it's way from Chelmsford to Cambridge.
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The torch will be carried by 8000 torchbearers during it's 10 week relay, each carrying it for approximately a mile. Ware torchbearers’ route begins outside Hertford Regional College at just after 10.30am,
The torchbearers will be running through Hertford, Ware and then onto Bishop’s Stortford on Saturday, July 7 and wellwishers are likely to line the route, welcoming the Olympic Flame. The torchbearers were selected through public nomination and will be wearing a white and gold uniform.
Hertford’s first torchbearer is due to run along the A414 London Road and into Fore Street just after 10am then along Market Street, Railway Street, South Street and back onto Fore Street before the torch is taken along the A119 Ware Road all the way to Cockbush Avenue.
The convoy then drives to the start of the Ware torchbearers’ route outside Hertford Regional College at just after 10.30am, over the railway crossing onto Amwell End, the High Street, Watton Road and onto Westmill Road until its junction with Wengeo Lane. See Map of Route.
Ware then says farewell to the torch as it passes into Stansted towards noon.
The procession is due to arrive in Bishop’s Stortford at just after 11am outside the fire station on the Hadham Road, then Link Road, Hockerill Street, then the B1383 Stansted Road right up to the junction with the B1004 Michaels Road.
East Herts Council will provide Olympic bunting and banners to mark the entry of the torch into each town.
The roads along the route will be subject to a police rolling road closure before and during the relay and measures will be in place to remove any obstructions, such as parked cars. People wanting to view the relay as it goes through the towns are strongly advised to leave their cars at home to prevent any build up of traffic along the route.
Even if you’re heading somewhere else, roads should be avoided in the morning until around midday.
East Herts Council chairman Suzanne Rutland-Barsby said: “The excitement is certainly building and we’re looking forward to welcoming the Olympic Torch to our district. At the same time we want everyone to enjoy the relay so please make sure you follow our advice about which roads to avoid driving down.”
The 70 day Olympic Torch Relay, will start at Land’s End, Cornwall on the morning of May 19. On leaving Land’s End, the Olympic Flame will travel an estimated 8,000 miles around the UK giving thousands of communities and individuals their moment to shine as the Olympic Flame comes to a place near them.
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