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Newbury's Olympic Torch route confirmed

Shaun Daubney
Newbury's Olympic Torch route confirmed
by Shaun Daubney - Monday, 19 March 2012, 9:51 AM

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Proposed start times of when and where the Olympic Flame will travel across Berkshire and the rest of the UK have been released, with the world famous torch reaching Thatcham and Newbury on 11th July.

London 2012 chairman Lord Coe declared "today we bring the Olympic Torch Relay to life" as organisers hope the 8,000-mile relay involving 8,000 torchbearers will be the point when enthusiasm for the Games ignites across the country.

Twenty nine specially selected people have been named as torchbearers for the route that travels along the A4 in Thatcham, Northbrook Street, the Market Place and Newbury College’s neighbouring Pinchington Lane in Newbury, including BBC Sports Presenter and Jockey Clare Balding.


The youngest local unsung hero is 15 and each torchbearer will wear a white-and-gold uniform which been designed by Adidas.