London 2012: Torch route through greater Bristol area revealed

Royal Crescent from the air The torch travels through Bath as part of a 70-day UK tour

The Olympic torch relay will pass Bath's historic Royal Crescent en route to the opening ceremony of London 2012.

It will pass the Georgian landmark on 22 May as the flame travels between Taunton and Bristol.

After an overnight stop in Bristol it passes through Flax Bourton, Nailsea and Failand before heading back to the city over Clifton Suspension Bridge.

The journey through the Bristol area is part of a 70-day tour across the UK.

Day 4, 22 May

PDF download Taunton to Bristol[74k]

Most computers will open PDF documents automatically, but you may need Adobe Reader

It is due to arrive at the Olympic Stadium in London for the opening ceremony on 27 July when the last relay runner will transfer the flame from their torch to the Olympic cauldron.

It will then continue to burn until it is extinguished on the final day of the Games.

Thousands of torchbearers have been recruited for the flame's journey before the opening ceremony.

Each torchbearer will wear a white and gold uniform which has been designed for the occasion.

London 2012 - One extraordinary year

London 2012 One extraordinary year graphic

One of the torchbearers on the the greater Bristol leg, James Bailey, 20, of Congresbury, said: "I am very surprised to be chosen as it was such tough competition.

"The Olympics are the biggest sporting event in the world and to be part of that is pretty special.

"I think I'll be pretty nervous on the day and I'm hoping that I don't drop the torch.

"I'd hate to end up on YouTube for the wrong reasons."

More on This Story

Related Stories

BBC Bristol



Min. Night 8 °C


BBC © 2014 The BBC is not responsible for the content of external sites. Read more.

This page is best viewed in an up-to-date web browser with style sheets (CSS) enabled. While you will be able to view the content of this page in your current browser, you will not be able to get the full visual experience. Please consider upgrading your browser software or enabling style sheets (CSS) if you are able to do so.