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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Oakham draped in bunting and flags for the Flame

The Torch is currently in Oakham just four stops until the celebration cauldron is ignited Credit: Rutland Radio

The Olympic Torch Relay has been seen by 1 million people over the three visits it has made to the West Midlands region.

That enthusiasm shows no sign of slowing as the people of Oakham a county town of Rutland, welcomed the Olympic Torch with bunting, flags and cheers.

The Torchbearer here was 38-year-old Martin Hulbert who after losing his wife in 2004 in a cycling accident, was inspired to raise thousands of pounds for a charity that grants the wishes of terminally ill children.

Torchbearer running through Oakham just a short time ago. Credit: Jessica Edmonds

The Torch then made its way Whitwell Harbour, from there it is due in Uppingham at 16.15hrs.

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