Lighting the Way to London 2012

Organisers of the 2012 Olympic Games in London estimate that the Olympic Flame will come within 10 miles of 95% of everybody in the UK – and have come up with a new resource to show where precisely the Flame is going to be visiting near you!

An interactive map shows each of the 1000+ cities, towns and villages the Flame will be carried through, as well as the locations of evening celebrations in honour of the event. All you need to do is enter a postcode in the search box provided to find out where and when the Flame will be near you. For instance, the Flame is due to be visiting Loughborough on Tuesday 3rd July 2012 – something to put in your diary!

Look out also for details of a forthcoming exhibition from the Archives in the Library, featuring a genuine Olympic Torch (albeit not a lit one!)

The map is available from the official London 2012 site at http://www.london2012.com/olympic-torch-relay-map .