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The Olympic torch relay comes to the North West

Olympic torch comes to Chester Photo: PA

It's day 11 of the torch relay and it's coming to the North West.

The flame will travel by RNLI Lifeboat and visit the summit of Snowdon on journey from Beaumaris to Chester a total of just under 80 miles.

125 inspirational Torchbearers will carry the Flame with the day culminating with an evening celebration to take place at The Roodee Racecourse. There the cauldron will be lit. After the celebrations have finished, the Flame will be transferred to a lantern and it will stay in Chester overnight.

The Flame will be carried through the following communities:

Beaumaris, Menai Bridge, Conwy, Deganwy, Llandudno, Penrhyn Bay, Rhos on Sea, Colwyn Bay, Old Colwyn, Abergele, Towyn, Kinmel Bay, Rhyl, Rhuddlan, Connah?s Quay, Shotton, Queensferry, Hawarden, Saltney and Chester.

Torch-bearers of the day include:

Olympic Gymnast, Beth Tweddle, will carry the Flame in Saltney. She is three times World Champion, six times European Champion and seven times British Champion. She competed in Athens and Beijing and was awarded the MBE in 2010 for services to gymnastics.

Helen Allen, 33, from Sale, who was nominated through the LOCOG public nomination campaign for her work as a nurse and for setting up a volunteering programme, will carry the Flame through Chester Amphitheatre.

Alexandra Maciver, 13, from Winsford, who was nominated in the LOCOG public nomination campaign for being an inspirational young sportswoman, will carry the Flame to the Eastgate Clock tower in Chester.

Paul Gavin, 23, Runcorn, will be carrying the Flame through Rhuddlan. He was nominated through the Coca Cola public nomination campaign. He was diagnosed with cancer in 2007 and his positive outlook on life is amazing. At Alder Hey children hospitals he would cheer up the younger children, and help them through their treatment. He has spoken as a patient at doctors/nurses conferences and raised £30,000 for Bone Cancer Research Trust.

The final Torchbearer of the day will be 31-year-old jockey Jason Maguire, who won the 2011 Grand National on Ballabriggs. He will carry the Flame on Overturn through The Roodee Racecourse.

The convoy travelling with the Flame consists of 14 core vehicles, including a pilot car, Torchbearer drop-off and pick-up shuttles, Presenting Partner vehicles, a media vehicle, a command car and security vehicles. The lead convoy, including the Presenting Partner vehicles, will provide entertainment for the crowds. The Torchbearer will follow some 5 to 7 minutes later.

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