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Bath’s Olympic Torch route revealed

People are being urged to pack the city streets in May following the announcement of the Olympic Torch route.

The Olympic Flame will be carried through Bath on May 22 and thousands of people are expected to line the route through the city centre.

It will arrive at the University of Bath before being carried down Bathwick Hill, into Great Pulteney Street, across Great Pulteney Bridge, past the Guildhall and up High Street, New Bond Street, Milsom Street and George Street. The flame will then travel up Lansdown Road, Bennett Street, Brock Street and the Royal Crescent.

The torch will travel out of the city on the Upper Bristol and Newbridge roads to Oldfield School before being taken to Bitton by vehicle.

Councillor David Dixon of Bath and North East Somerset Council, said: “This is a once in a lifetime opportunity for everyone in Bath and north east Somerset to come and see the Olympic flame and witness the spectacle of the Olympic Torch Relay in Bath. It’s a fantastic chance to show Bath at its best to an international media audience.

“The announcement of the route really brings the Torch Relay to life as we count down to the big day in Bath on May 22. We hope that people from all over the district will get involved by lining the streets to welcome the inspirational torchbearers to the community.

“The council is keen to work together with schools, families, community groups, local businesses and visitors to help us celebrate this truly magnificent event. It’s a chance for our communities to share in the Olympic spirit, mark the countdown to the start of the games and continue the festivities right through 2012.”


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