16 March 2012>
The streets that the Olympic Torch will travel along when it visits Caerphilly in May have been announced!
Residents from right across the county borough are being encouraged to come along and share in the excitement of the Olympic torch relay when it visits Caerphilly on Saturday 26th May.
The torch will begin its journey at the top of Watford Road at approximately 9.42am on Saturday 26th May, and will travel along St Martin's Road, along Cardiff Road through Caerphilly town centre, turn left at the traffic lights near the Piccadilly, and onto Nantgarw Road where it will complete its journey near the crossroads onto St Cenydd Road.
Anthony O'Sullivan, Chief Executive of Caerphilly County Borough Council said, "This will be a wonderful occasion for residents of our county borough to come together and see the Olympic Flame and witness the spectacle of the Olympic torch relay".
He continued, "Today's announcement of the street route really brings the part that Caerphilly will play in the Olympic torch relay to life, and I have no doubt that our residents will turn out in their thousands to line the route and help celebrate this fantastic occasion".
Once the Olympic torch festivities are over, the fun will continue in Caerphilly with a series of events planned including.
Officers from Sport Caerphilly will be continuing with the 'sporty' theme by hosting a fantastic 'Olympic Park' on Crescent Road, where visitors of all ages will be able to come along and try their hand at some Olympic sporting events!
To complement the Olympic torch festivities, Caerphilly town centre will also play host to a Food Festival on Saturday 26th May.
The high street will be adorned with a wide variety of food stalls, filling the town with delicious smells and sizzling sounds of a bustling food fayre!
Foodies will be in their element as cookery demonstration programmes accompany the festival, offering insight and information on how produce is made and how to improve your own culinary skills – a feast of entertainment for all ages… and don't forget to watch out for the mad chefs and skating tomato!
And who could forget the annual Flower Festival which takes place from 25th to 27th May which will bring an explosion of colour to local venues… the town sure is set to be a colourful and unique place to visit on 26th May, with lots of fun and activities for all!
A map of the streets along the Olympic torch relay route can be found below. Further details will be available on our Olympic Torch Relay web page.
Olympic Torch Route 2012 (pdf 659kb)
For further information about the Olympic Torch Relay and the Torchbearers go to http://www.london2012.com/olympic-torch-relay
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