Full details of the route the iconic Olympic Torch is to travel through Leeds this summer as part of its nationwide journey have been announced today – and includes parts of Hunslet and Beeston.
On Monday 25 June, the flame’s journey goes from Leeds Town Hall and travels through the city centre before heading to the Royal Armouries.
Then it goes over historic Leeds Bridge to Hunslet, along Balm Road and Moor Road, and is then taken on a lap of the John Charles Centre for Sport’s running track. From the sports centre it then it goes up to Dewsbury Road for a short stretch and through Beeston – including Tempest Road and Beeston Road and passes Leeds United’s Elland Road stadium before heading through Churwell and Morley and out of the city.
The names of the streets and venues the symbolic flame will pass through can be seen on a map at www.london2012.com/olympictorchrelay.
A press photocall was held at Cross Flatts Primary School this morning featuring pupils and torchbearers.
Local communities along the route are being encouraged to host their own celebration events to mark the flame passing, while thousands of Leeds schoolchildren will also be celebrating the torch on its journey through the city. Any group wishing to host or get involved in any celebrations along the route can contact Jon.email@example.com for more information.
“I’m sure people in Leeds will start to get really excited about the Olympics when they look at the maps and the detail and see that this iconic symbol is going to pass down their street or close by.“This is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for communities across Leeds to put on an amazing party, and in Steven and Aidan we have two fantastic torchbearers, so we are counting the days to this incredible occasion for the city and our country.”
FInd out more details about the torch here.