Zip wire and hot air balloon for Olympic torch relay

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A zip wire, hot air balloon, and a motorcycle sidecar are just some of the ways the London 2012 Olympic torch will be moved around the UK next year.

8,000 people will take turns to carry a lit torch during the 70-day relay, starting in Land's End on 19 May.

Along the way, it will travel 8,000 miles and pass through 1,018 places.

The highlights of its trip include flying by zip wire from the Tyne Bridge, climbing Snowdon by rail and crossing Loch Ness by boat

It will also take in Northern Ireland's Giant's Causeway, white water rapids at Lee Valley near London, and ride on a horse near the west coast of Wales.

And if that wasn't enough, the torch will fly in a rainforest balloon at the Eden Project in Cornwall, and take a trip on the famous Flying Scotsman steam train in Yorkshire.

It will even travel by cable car in Derbyshire.

The final leg of the relay on 27 July will see the torch travelling down the River Thames in London before arriving at the Olympic Stadium for the opening ceremony.