The Olympic Torch Relay will pass through Welwyn Garden City and Hatfield on Sunday 8 July 2012. The route it will take has now been announced.
8 July sees the culmination of the 10 Days of Sport and Culture Festival and will give residents and visitors the chance to witness the historic passing of the Olympic Flame through our communities. Residents are encouraged to come along, join in the fun and help to welcome the Torch by lining the streets that it will pass along!
Olympic Torch Relay route
Welwyn Garden City
- Digswell Road (from Knightsfield roundabout)
- The Campus
- Stanborough Road
- Broadwater Road
- George’s Gate entrance to Hatfield Park
- French Horn Lane
- Cavendish Way
- St Albans Road West
- Mosquito Way.
The streets along the London 2012 Olympic Torch Relay route, which can be viewed in full at www.london2012.com/olympictorchrelay, gives street-by-street details and proposed start times for when the Olympic Flame will travel through Welwyn Hatfield.
The Torchbearers confirmed to carry the Flame in Welwyn Garden City and Hatfield today include those that were successful through the public nomination processes run by LOCOG and the Presenting Partners, Coca Cola, Lloyds TSB and Samsung. LOCOG has endeavoured to slot all community Torchbearers within an hour of their nomination address so family and friends can cheer them on. Each Torchbearer will wear a white and gold uniform which been designed by adidas.
Frequently Asked Questions
Celebration events happening on 8 July 2012
Welwyn Garden City
A Food and Culture Festival will take place throughout the day in Welwyn Garden City town centre on the day the Olympic Torch Relay passes through the town. (More details to follow.)
In Hatfield town centre, a cultural event will showcase and celebrate the variety of cultures that live in Welwyn Hatfield, in much the same way that the Olympics Games does. (More details to follow.)
source - welhat.gov.uk