Olympic Flame Coming to Crewe

Cheshire East Council have released the following news:

On the morning of May 31, the streets of Crewe, Congleton, Macclesfield and Knutsford will be thronged with people as the Olympic flame passes through the Borough and excitement builds ahead of the London 2012 Olympic Games.

People will get the best opportunity to see the flame as it is carried through these towns by the local torchbearers. The details of those who have been selected as torchbearers will be released at a later date.

The flame will be transported between the towns in the torch convoy – made up of several vehicles – but the flame will not be visible.

The route has been published two months in advance to give local communities time to plan activities and celebrations around the relay.

The specific routes and timings are:

Crewe: 8am-8.30am

At approximately 8am the torch convoy will change into torchbearer mode from the junction of Hungerford Road with Coleridge Way. The torch will then travel along Hungerford Road into Earle Street and past the Municipal Buildings, turning left into the Market Street pedestrian area. From here it will continue onto Edleston Road, and then turn left onto Nantwich Road and past Crewe railway station. It will then travel past the roundabout onto Crewe Road past MMU Cheshire, and then revert into torch convoy mode at Springfield School at approximately 8.30am. Here is a map of the route:

Further details can be found here