Faye Barker's Sunday programme blog

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By the time the Olympic Flame reaches the Stadium on Friday, it would have travelled within an hour of 95% of people in the UK. This week most Londoners should be able to get a glimpse of the torch as it travels through the capital on its final push towards the opening of the Games.

Today the flame is spending its second full day in London, being carried for just over 32 miles from Redbridge to Bexley. 163 torchbearers are taking part on this leg, including former world heavyweight boxing champion Lennox Lewis.

Amelia Hempleman-Adams looks over London Credit: Lewis Whyld / PA Wire

The person to get the best view of the day though has to be Amelia Hempleman-Adams, 17, from Surrey. Not adverse to a challenge (at 16 she became the youngest person to ski to the South Pole) Amelia stood on top of a capsule on the London Eye, holding the flame up proudly. The picture above gives you a taster of some of the fantastic footage we have from today's relay.

A few Sundays ago I was writing this blog with one eye on Andy Murray and the Wimbledon Men's Final. It wasn't to be for Andy this year but I can write with more certainty about another British sportsman today. London cyclist Bradley Wiggins has made history by becoming the first Brit to win the Tour de France, and the feeling of warmth around this victory radiates from Paris all the way back to London. What a great accolade for him to have as he heads into his hometown Olympics.

Speaking of warmth, I guess you noticed that lovely hot yellow thing in the sky today? The good news is, the summery weather does look set to be with us for the whole week... hoorah! Clare Nasir will have the details and you can also check out her blog on this website.

Our programme is on air at 6:30pm this evening, when we'll have more on all of the above, as well as the rest of the day's stories, so do pop your head in from the sunshine for your dose of London News.

Hope to see you then, Faye