10 July 2012
Last updated at 20:05
Sir Roger Bannister carried the torch around Oxford's Iffley Road Stadium, where he broke the four-minute mile back in 1954. He passed the flame on to Nicola Byrom, 25, an Oxford psychology student who launched an organisation to provide self-help groups for students with eating disorders.
Sir Roger, who trained for 10 years before breaking the four-minute mile, said his return to the stadium "brings back happy memories". London 2012 chairman Seb Coe added: "He paved the way for what we did in the late 70s and early 80s."
Chef Raymond Blanc tweeted just before carrying the torch through Wallingford: "Wearing a white and gold track suit. I simply feel Olympian!"
Sir Steve Redgrave carried the torch in Henley-on-Thames. His crew included two rowers from each of Leander Club, Upper Thames RC and Henley RC - the three clubs on the Henley reach. The cox was BBC commentator Garry Herbert, who won Olympic gold with the Searle brothers in 1992.
Sir Steve was greeted at Leander Club by a guard of honour from their trademark pink oars. It was his training base during his last three Olympiads, leading up to gold medals in the 1992, 1996 and 2000 Games. He won five gold medals at consecutive Olympic Games.
Three-Michelin starred restaurant owner and chef Heston Blumenthal was all smiles for the torch in Slough.
Torchbearer Sarah Lewendon followed in Sir Steve's wake, carrying the flame on a boat at the Olympic rowing venue, Eton Dorney. She chose to hold the torch in both hands.
Another well-known football face - or should that be "hair" - former Colombian footballer Carlos Valderrama Palacio carried the torch relay leg between Slough and Windsor.
Mid-afternoon and the torch relay kept a royal - and rainy - date at Windsor Castle. The Queen and Prince Philip welcomed torchbearers Gina Macgregor, 74, who carried the flame into the courtyard and Philip Wells, 12, who bore it out. The royal couple were introduced to Seb Coe and the relay team and asked questions about the torches themselves.
The Queen has her eye on the torch, pointing the way as the Olympic flame is carried out of Windsor Castle, one of her main residencies in the UK.
This was the scene shortly before Gina Macgregor carried the torch into Windsor Castle to meet the Queen and the Duke of Edinburgh.
The torch was carried down the drive at Windsor Castle by Alan Corbishley with hundreds of people cheering him on his way.
It was a case of blazing saddles for jockey Frankie Dettori, who delivered his trademark leaping dismount but this time with a torch in hand. His mount Monsignor was nonplussed.