One of today's Olympic torchbearers in Richmond later will be Ian Muxlow, a Researcher for the Metropolitan Police. He was nominated for his work as a Cub Scout Leader over the past fifteen years.
He said: "Everything that scouting has done for me has been worth while and I wanted to give children the skills I was given to become positive members of their own communities.
"Scouting gives you moral ethics and has helped me to become the person that I am; I wanted to give the next generation of children the same opportunities. I can't put into words how it feels to be nominated to carry the Olympic torch.
"I will be carrying the torch for all the Scout Leaders who give up their time to make a positive impact on their local communities.
"My eight-year-old daughter is taking great pleasure in telling her classmates that I will be a torch bearer and is giving them regular updates. When my four-month-old daughter gets to an age where she understands about the Olympics I will be able to tell her I was a part of something very special."
The Olympic torch arrives in London tonight after the torch relay passes through Maidstone, Gravesend and Guildford. The torch will make a dramatic entrance in the Capital being carried by a commando who will abseil one hundred and eighty feet from a Navy helicopter.
Then two torchbearers will carry the flame at the Tower of London.
The Olympic torch arrived at Reading's Madejski Stadium on Tuesday afternoon after travelling through Oxford, Windsor and Ascot. For more coverage of Tuesday's torch relay click here. Today the torch will head to Salisbury passing Stonehenge on the way.
It will be back in our region next Friday when it's in Surrey. You can find out where you can see the torch by clicking here.
Sir Roger Bannister, the runner of the historic first four-minute mile in Oxford in the 1950s - was back in the city today to carry the Olympic torch.
He was one of many torchbearers who took part in the route that went through Henley-on-Thames, Bisham, Windsor - where it travelled through the grounds of the Castle watched by Her Majesty the Queen and Prince Phillip - and then Ascot and Reading. Glen Goodman reports.
Amongst the thousands of people who will carry the Olympic torch on its relay is Eileen Hobson from Shepherds Bush. Eileen uses a wheelchair and relies on her dog Sailor to live her life. Phil Bayles met them.