Before the Olympic Torch Relay joins us by heading through Thirsk, Northallerton, Aiskew & Bedale, Aysgarth Falls, and Leyburn, it will start the day of Wednesday 20th June 2012 in Yorkshire’s main city, York, where it shall have taken a rather leisurely tour of the city the evening before, too.
In this page, because we, at Silicon Dales Web Development, want to help people in our county to enjoy the London 2012 Olympic Torch Relay in Yorkshire as much as possible, we’re helping you to find out when the eternal flame will be passing your way.
In this blog post, I will explain where and when you can catch a glimpse of a torch bearer in York in June 2012.
What Date Will The Olympic Torch Relay Come to York?
Tuesday 19th and Wednesday 20th June 2012.
What Time Will The Olympic Torch Relay in York Start?
The Olympic Torch will arrive in York at the following times:
- 17:24 pm – Tuesday 19th June 2012 (at Tadcaster Road, edge of York)
- 07:44 am – Wednesday 20th June 2012 (at York Minster)
Olympic Torch Route Through York – Tuesday 19th June 2012
The route taken on the evening of Tuesday 19th June 2012 will be a long one, starting at the edge of York, on Tadcaster Road, before heading through town, before turning out of the city again and ending at York Racecourse. Starts @ 17:24 pm, by the “S” in the route map below. Note that the “F” marker is the Finish for the Wednesday torch relay leg. The Tuesday leg (highlighted) finishes at York Racecourse (where the special Torch icon is!).
Olympic Torch Route Through York – Wednesday 20th June 2012
The route taken on the morning of Wednesday 20th June 2012 will be a little shorter. It will head from York Minster – starting at 07:24 am – before taking the following route:
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- Olympic Torch Route in Thirsk
- Olympic Torch Relay Route, Richmond, North Yorkshire
- Olympic Torch Relay Route, Bedale, North Yorkshire
- Olympic Torch Route in Northallerton
- Aysgarth to Leyburn Torch Relay Route