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The Olympic Torch on its way from Cambridge to Luton

On Day 51 of the Olympic Torch Relay the flame goes from Cambridge to Luton Photo: ITV Anglia

Day 51 of the Olympic Torch Relay will see it start in Cambridge early in the morning before finishing the day in Luton.

Along the way it will pass through St Ives and Huntingdon before it reaches Bedford and then Cotton End before going on to Stevenage.

From there the relay heads to Welwyn Garden City, Hatfield, Hemel Hempstead and St Albans before arriving in Luton. The evening celebration will be in Pope's Meadow, Luton

Click below for an animated map of the route.

The day will start just after 6.30am when the sprint around the Quad at Trinity College featured in the film Chariots of Fire is re-created with the Olympic Flame. After that a more sedate form of transport with a punt along the River Cam.

Edward Roberts carrying the Olympic Flame on a punt on the River Cam on the Torch Relay leg through Cambridge Credit: Danny Lawson/LOCOG/PA Wire

Click here for a full street-by-street guide to Day 50 of the Olympic Torch Relay

These are the torch timings for Day 51 although they may vary:

  • 6.38am Cambridge
  • 7.53am St Ives
  • 8.18am Huntingdon
  • 9.32am Bedford
  • 10.52am Cotton End, Bedfordshire
  • 11.19am Letchworth Garden City
  • 12.01pm Stevenage
  • 1.40pm Welwyn Garden City
  • 2.30pm Hatfield
  • 4.06pm St Albans
  • 4.58pm Hemel Hempstead
  • 6.12pm Luton

More showers are expected on Day 51 of the Torch Relay.

The weather forecast for the East of England:

A cloudy start with outbreaks of rain. Becoming brighter through the day but a few heavy and perhaps thundery showers likely to develop during the afternoon. Maximum temperature 20°C (68°F).

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