Olympic Torch route: Times and locations
Published 9 Jul 2012 17:30 0 Comments
THOUSANDS of people are expected to line the route of the Olympic Torch as it passes through Ascot and Bracknell on Tuesday. See here for the times and locations so you can pick the spot where you wish to watch the relay.
The torch arrives in Ascot at 4.29pm and Bracknell at 5.31pm (see below for full details).
The route for Tuesday, July 10:
10.48am Torchbearers set off from Pinkney's Farm Entrance, in Furze Platt Road
10.50am Furze Platt School
11.01am St Piran's School in Gringer Hill
11.07am Craufurd Rise
11.12am Torch carried from Marlow
Road into Frascati Way
11.18am Passes St Ives Road
11.20am Turns from Bridge Street to
11.22am Torchbearers travel down A4
11.29am Passes Maidenhead Bridge
11.30am Torchbearer joins convoy
shuttle heading towards
11.39am The flame arrives at Eton Dorney Lake which is not open to the public.
11.50am The Torch will be rowed down the lake, at the Olympic venue.
12.25pm Torch enters in Bath Road at junction with Huntercombe Lane North
12.42pm Passes junction with St Andrew's Way
12.45pm Flame travels past Station Road junction
12.53pm Torch carried on Bath Road past Dover Road junction
1pm Reaches junction of Leigh Road
1.07pm Arrives at Three Tuns roundabout
1.11pm Passes down Church Street
1.17pm Torch carried down Chalvey Road West
1.18pm Reaches end of Slough tour at Ragstone Road junction with Windsor Road
2.29pm Torchbearers, after a stop for lunch, leave the town in convoy
2.32pm Maidenhead Road torchbearer leaves convoy shuttle opposite Vansittart Road
2.35pm Torchbearer will turn from Arthur Road into Charles Street
2.40pm Route moves into Peascod Street from Victoria Street
2.42pm Peascod Street into Castle Hill before entering Long Walk
3.09pm Torch will make its way down The Long Walk
3.12pm Convoy will pass Long Walk Gate
3.21pm Exit The Long Walk into Albert Road
3.23pm Torchbearer joins convoy shuttle which departs from Crown Cottages for Egham, Surrey.
The Olympic Torch Relay arrives from Egham at 4.26pm in London Road at its junction with Winkfield Road.
Torchbearers will carry it along:
4.29pm - Ascot High Street
4.33pm - High Street into Ascot Racecourse
4.34pm - Racecourse Parade Ring on horseback
5.20pm - Torchbearer goes back onto High Street
5.24pm - Motor convoy takes Torch from outside Heatherwood Hospital to Bracknell
5.31pm - Torchbearer begins carrying Torch in London Road at the
junction with New Forest Ride
5.37pm - Running Horse Roundabout
5.43pm - London Road north of Gipsy Lane
5.47pm - Millennium Way
5.56pm - Skimped Hill Lane
5.59pm - Torchbearer reaches the Peel Centre and is taken by convoy to Reading
The Olympic Torch Relay arrives from Bracknell via A329/Sutton Seeds Roundabout just after 6.10pm.
Torchbearers will carry it along:
6:14pm A4 London Road (to junction with London Street). Convoy vehicles continue along Crown Street and down Southampton Street; Torchbearers continue along:
6:34pm London Street
6:35pm Yield Hall Place
6:36pm Riverside path (north), Oracle
6:37pm Cook's bridge, Oracle
6:38pm Riverside path (south), Oracle
6:39pm Bridge Street
The Torch will then be driven in convoy (at normal speed), to The Madejski Stadium for the evening celebration due to end at 9pm.
Wednesday, July 11
8:04am Caversham Court Gardens 8:05am Church Road (A4074)
8:07am Bridge Street (A4155)
8:08am Promenade Road
8:09am Riverbank footpath (through Christchurch Meadows)
8:16am access steps to
8:17am George Street (B3345 ) rejoined by convoy.
8:18am Vastern Road (A329)
8:20am Forbury Road. Convoy vehicles travel along Station Road, Friar Street and West Street; Torchbearers continue along:
8:22am Valpy Street/Blagrave Street
8:23am Town Hall Square
8:25am Broad Street
8:29am St Mary's Butts
8:31am Bridge Street (rejoined by convoy).
8:34am Mill Lane slip road (A329)
8:36am London Street (A327)
8:39am Silver Street (A327)
8:43am Whitley Street (A327)
8:45am Basingstoke Rd (B3033)
8:46am Christchurch Gardens
8:48am Northumberland Avenue
9:07am Hartland Road
The Torch will then be driven in convoy mode along the A33 until Castle Hill, where Reading.
Torchbearers will resume carrying the Flame along:
9:17 Castle Hill (A4155)
9:20 Bath Road (A4155)
9:27 Bath Road, (A4) by Berkeley Avenue
9.44 Bath Road (A4) by Burghfield Road
9.47 Bath Road (A4) by Aldi
The Torch Relay then continues out of Reading Borough on the A4 until Charrington Road, when it transfers to convoy mode and drives to Theale.
Councils are proposing to close only the minimum number of roads to ensure the safety of spectators and the smooth running of the event. There will be some traffic delays as the Torch Relay passes through. Drivers are advised to leave extra time for their journeys.
This article appeared in Local Berkshire 09 Jul 12