Olympic Torch Relay to pass through Letchworth and Stevenage today

AFTER months of planning, organising and waiting, the Olympic Torch Relay is finally arriving in Letchworth GC and Stevenage today (Sunday).

The relay will start at about 11.20am in Norton Road, Letchworth GC, and continue along North Way, Station Road, Leys Avenue, Gernon Road, Norton Road South and Pixmore Way.

In Stevenage, the relay will start at 12.01pm from North Road, then travel along the High Street, Letchmore Road, Trinity Road and Sish Lane before stopping at King George V Playing Fields for an hour lunch break.

It will then continue along Fairlands Way, St George’s Way, Six Hills Way and Norton Road before heading off to the rest of the county.

Click on the corresponding link in the top right-hand corner to see a map of the route. There are also road closures in place, so make sure you plan your route - click on the link in the top-right hand corner to see where is affected.


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The Comet has reporters and photographers at both legs, and will be updating you on the website throughout the day, so make sure you keep checking back.

You can also follow the Comet on Twitter, @thecomet24 - make sure you tweet us your views by using the hashtag #comettorch

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To see more stories on the relay, visit our dedicated section by clicking on the link in the top right-hand corner. Or visit www.thecomet24.co.uk/news/torch-relay

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