On Monday 2 July, the Olympic Torch relay comes through my village, Lubenham in Leicestershire and will pass about 50 yards from my front door before making its way up the hill to Foxton. This will be day 45 out of 70 when the torch will be travelling between Coventry and Leicester.
The torch is expected in the village between 15.45pm and 15.55pm and the Torchbearers through and around the Market Harborough area include local citizens Dean Barnett and Rob Gomez who both get their “moment to shine” on home territory.
We have flags secured to the lampposts and traffic cones are at the ready.
Did you know?
- The Torch will come within 10 miles of 95% of people in the UK.
- The relay involves 8,000 Torchbearers.
- The Torch will be transported by steam train, horse and zip wire.
We are looking forward to seeing the Torch and Torchbearers and understand that there will be a “kiss” of 2 torches outside the village pub, The Coach & Horses.
Not long to wait now……..