A big wheel that at 60 metres high is taller than Nelson's Column, opens for business in Torquay. The wheel has come to the resort from London where it was at the centre of the olympic celebrations in Victoria Park next to the olympic village. The wheel which has 40 enclosed lit gondolas will be in Torquay until the end of October. Torbay Mayor, Gordon Oliver, will take the inaugural flight.
The local tourism industry hopes it will help to attract more visitors to the area as the summer draws to an end.
During the twelve minute ride on the wheel, passengers can hear commentary on Torbay's history, events and attractions. For more information click here.