The Olympic Torch will be in the county on three occasions, on the 19th, 24th and 25th of June. On the 19th it will arrive in Boston Spa before moving on to Wetherby, Harewood and then onto Harrogate. It will return to West Yorkshire on the 24th of June starting off in Huddersfield then going via Bradford, Keighley and Ilkley before arriving in Leeds City Centre in the evening. The evening celebrations will take place outside the town hall in Leeds City Centre and the torch will stay overnight in the city until its sets on off on the 25th travelling through Batley, Wakefield and Castleford.
United Leeds Endeavours has previously reported that one of the torchbearers in Leeds with be 14-year-old Steven Tomlinson, the son of Jane Tomlinson who raised more than £1.85 million for charity before her death from cancer in 2007. A spokesperson for the direct sales company said, “There are a huge number of torchbearers who have done incredible things for their communities and deserve this fantastic recognition. Jane Tomlinson was someone who was well known around the country for her fundraising but who the people of Yorkshire were particularly proud of. Everyone in the county is delighted that her son gets will be keeping her memory alive at this wonderful occasion.”
To plan your exact spot, as well as finding out which roads are going to be closed as the traffic goes by, United Leeds Endeavours encourages you to visit the London 2012 website which has a full, live and interactive map of the torch route. http://www.london2012.com/
United Leeds Endeavours would encourage people to find out the exact timings that the torch will be traveling near to you and get down in plenty of time to soak up the atmosphere and get a great spot, particularly for the evening celebrations in Leeds on the 24th. “This is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity and definitely not to be missed. We can’t wait!”
United Leeds Endeavours is a direct sales and marketing company offering solutions to outsource sales and campaign management. For more information please visit http://www.unitedleedsendeavours.com