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The Olympic Torch comes to Yorkshire


10:15am 7th November 2011

The route of the Olympic Torch has been released.

Yorkshire and Humber are getting some good visits from the flame.

For the whole UK wide plan and the exact date the flame is near you click here.

Yorkshire and Humber route:

18th - 20th June:

Lythe, Sandsend, Whitby, Pickering, Scarborough,  Filey, Bridlington, Beverly, Hull, Brough, Goole, Camblesforth, Selby, Monk Fryston, Barkston Ash, Tadcaster, Boston Spa, Wetherby, Harewood, Knaresborough, Harrogate, Ripon, York, Thirsk, Northallerton, Aiskew, Bedale, Aysgarth, Leyburn, Richmond, Barnard Castle. 

24th - 27th June:

Huddersfield, Brighouse, Halifax, Bradford, Keighley, Skipton, Ilkley, Headingley, Potternewton, Harehills, Richmond Hill, Leeds, Hunslet, Beeston, Morley, Batley, Dewsbury, Wakefield, Castleford, Pontefract, Ackworth, Lundwood, Cundy Cross, Barnsley, Darton, Kexbrough, Chapeltown, Ecclesfield, Parsons Cross, Sheffield, Rotherham, Templeborough, Dalton, Thrybergh, Conisbrough, Warmsworth, Doncaster, Armthorpe, Dunsville, Hatfield, Scunthorpe, Brigg, Wrawby, Immingham, Grimsby, Cleethorpes, Louth.

Cllr Sonja Crisp, Cabinet Member for Leisure, Culture and Social Inclusion at City of York Council, said:

“We are incredibly honoured to be welcoming the Olympic Torch and the torch bearers to our beautiful city, where they will receive the warm York welcome that the people of York are renowned for. 

"Their route through the city on Tuesday 19 and Wednesday 20 June 2012 will be bound to take in the magnificent settings of the city from the city walls, the rivers, the Minster and the Shambles leading to a fantastic early evening event at the race course.

"It is also fantastic news that the NRM have offered to carry the Olympic Flame from the city on the Flying Scotsman for its journey north.”

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