Olympic Torch route revealed

Fred Dinenage & Olympic torch route
The Olympic Torch will be in the Meridian region from the 9th - 19th of July 2012 Photo: ITV Meridian

The blazing Olympic torch is one symbol we all associate with the Olympic Games. It is carried from Athens, site of the ancient games in Greece, to the modern host country - this year the UK.

Eight thousand torchbearers will carry the torch on it's journey through the UK on its way to the Olympic Stadium in London.

You can find where the route passes closest to you, by visiting the torch relay website.

Here's Fred to tell us where the torch will be in our region between 9th July when it is in Oxford, with one of the torchbearers named as student, Nicola Byrom; and the 19th July when it reaches Guildford.

Click here to see the street-by-street map fo the Olympic Torch's route and find out if it will be visiting an area near you.