18 June 2012
Last updated at 15:31
James Coupland was the first torchbearer kicking off day 31 of the relay, which runs from Middlesbrough to Hull.
Crowds cheered James on as he carried the torch across the famous Transporter Bridge.
Nicola Sylvester clicked her heels as she bounded along with the torch.
David State carried the engagement ring for his girlfriend Christine Langham along with the torch so he could propose in style - and in public.
He surprised his girlfriend, who is eight months pregnant, with his marriage request, but she was delighted and said yes.
The ring took pride of place as the couple posed for photographs afterwards.
Kelly Williams posed with her torch in front of the steam locomotive The Green Knight before its journey on the North Yorkshire Moors Railway, from Whitby to Pickering.
Jamie Green, a children's patron at charity Whizz-Kidz, which represents the interests of young disabled people, carried the flame at Scarborough Open Air Theatre.
Jacqueline MacKenzie carried her torch along the colourful seafront at North Bay in Scarborough.
The crowds cheering the torch on included local children keen to make their voices heard.
Late in the day, the diminutive figure of Margaret 'Jean' Bishop took up the torch. Aged 90, she is one of the oldest torchbearers in the relay but is known for her mighty fundraising efforts, while dressed as a bee, in Hull's shopping centre.
The last torchbearer of the day, gymnast Amy Hopkin, lit the cauldron with the Olympic flame at the evening celebration at West Park, Hull.