London Olympic torch relay route revealed

London’s Olympic Games organisers have announced the street-by-street road map for the Olympic torch relay, BBC News reports.

The event, which will see thousands of people line the streets from Land’s End to the Outer Hebrides, will involve 8,000 public torchbearers and travel 8,000 miles.

During its 70-day epic journey, the torch will reportedly come with 10 miles of 95 per cent of the UK population. The journey will begin on May 19, when the torch sets off from Lands End, Cornwall and complete its tour on July 27 when it finally arrives at the Olympic Stadium.

As well as showcasing some of the UK’s most iconic buildings, sites of historical importance and event spaces, the torch will also pass through a number of areas of outstanding natural beauty.

“The flame symbolises the Olympic spirit and its journey around the UK will bring the excitement of the Games to our streets,” said London Olympic head Lord Sebastian Coe, the Mail Online writes.

“Now the people know the route the Olympic Flame will be carried along and the torchbearers for their community, they can start planning how they might celebrate,” he added, suggesting they’ll be many a party around the country during the event.

Of the 8,000 runners, 700 will be athletes and celebrities.