Olympic torch route and torchbearers revealed
Published 19 Mar 2012 09:00 2 Comments
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Bracknell man Paul Bennett will be a torchbearer - but through Swindon instead of his home town.
THE street-by-street route of the Olympic torch relay through Ascot and Bracknell has been revealed. The torch is coming to the area on Tuesday, July 10
It is due to arrive in Ascot from Egham in a convoy at 4.26pm, in London Road at the Wellswood junction, and then goes via Ascot High Street.
It will travel through Ascot Racecourse where a Torchbearer on horseback will carry it around the parade ring. It will then go to the entrance of Heatherwood Hospital.
The torch then goes in a convoy to Bracknell, for 5.31pm, where torchbearers will take the flame along the A329, starting at the junction with New Forest Ride, by the Mercedes Benz garage.
It will then continue along the A329, past the Running Horse pub, past Bracknell and Wokingham College, then on Millennium Way near Garth Hill College and by Waitrose.
The torch will then go left at the Western Roundabout into Skimped Hill Lane to the exit for the Peel Centre.
The torch will then be taken by convoy to Reading at 6pm.
The lucky few chosen to carry the torch through Ascot are Anne Gray, 52, from Surrey; Doug Grenbacher, 39, from Quinter; Jonathan Crossman, 65, from Henley-on-Thames; Pippa Hatch, 17, from Reading; Sam Davies, 30, from Reading.
Those taking the torch through Bracknell are Adam Smith, 37, from Sunningdale; Alex Key, 37, from London; Fred Turok, 57, from Cowforld; Margaret Leahy, 59, from Hungerford; Myra Nimmo, 58, from Grantham; Richard March, 31, from Bracknell; Sean Morgan, 38, from Farnborough, and Sharon Barton, 34, from Bracknell.
-Do you live or work along the route? Will you be turning out to watch the Olympic flame pass? Have you got Olympic fever? Please your comments below.
-Are you one of the lucky ones who have been picked to carry the torch? Email firstname.lastname@example.org
This article appeared in Local Berkshire 19 Mar 12
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Mar 21, 09:29
We are pleased that the torch is coming to Bracknell for those who wish to see it but please will someone explain how on earth it can cost £14,000 for 29 minutes - £483 per minute - the time in the town. Just what is this being spent on. After all the cuts made by the local council this could surely have been spent in a much better way.
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May 22, 11:08
Like Mr Bennett, I to am a torch bearer from Bracknell but im carrying the Flame in Birmingham I can not wait its going to be an experiance like no other!
Good luck to all the bright flames in Bracknell Ill be there to watch my tracksuit and torch in hand cheering u all on!
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