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The Olympic Torch

The Olympic Torch is touring the UK on a 70 day relay. It is being carried through villages, towns and cities across the Midlands travelling by boat, train, tram, and cable car, and even across ice.

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Olympic Torch - Day 46, Leicestershire & Rutland

The torch starts day 46 at the National Space Centre is carried past Abbey Park and up Leicester's Golden Mile, the Belgrave Road, to Birstall where it will be take by train from Leicester to Quorn on the Great Central Railway.

It is then carried around Loughborough, visiting the University - the official preparation camp headquarters for Team GB. There are then legs in Hoton, Wymeswold, Asfordby, Melton Mowbray, Langham and Oakham.

It will be taken by boat across Rutland Water, followed by relays in Uppingham and Stamford, and then through the grounds of Burghley House.

It then makes its second train journey of the day on the Nene Valley Railway from Wansford to Orton Mere, finishing with a relay through the town centre and an evening celebration at the River Embankment.

DAY 46 – TUESDAY JULY 3rd:

LEICESTER (NATIONAL SPACE CENTRE)

BELGRAVE

BIRSTALL

GREAT CENTRAL RAILWAY

QUORN

LOUGHBOROUGH

LOUGHBOROUGH UNIVERSITY

HOTON

WYMESWOLD

ASFORDBY

MELTON MOWBRAY

LANGHAM

OAKHAM

RUTLAND WATER

UPPINGHAM

STAMFORD

BURGHLEY HOUSE

WANSFORD

NENE VALLEY RAILWAY

ORTON MERE

PETERBOROUGH

RIVER EMBANKMENT

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