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Injured Marine sets off from Plymouth

Mark Ormrod Credit: Richard Lawrence

Mark Ormrod has begun a 3000 mile bike ride and run around the UK.

The former Royal Marine, who lost both legs and his right arm in an explosion in Afghanistan, set off with fellow cyclists from Plymouth's Citadel just before 9am.

He's part of the Tour de Forces team, which includes war veterans and civilians, raising money for four different forces charities.


Olympic torchbearers take to the road in Devon

Mark Ormrod carrying the torch through Plymouth Credit: PA, LOCOG, Ben Birchall

It's day two of the torch relay and following a big party in Plymouth last night the Olympic flame is now making its way through the streets of Devon.

The torch left Plymouth at 8 o'clock this morning and it will end up in Exeter at around 6 o'clock tonight.

Just as the torch was received with celebrations in Plymouth there will be a celebration outside Exeter cathedral when it arrives this evening.

One of today's special torch bearers is injured servicemen Mark Ormrod, the Royal Marine who lost three limbs when he stepped on a Taliban landmine. He carried the flame from Finnigan Road to Sugar Mill Business Park in Plymouth.