Olympic Torch Route Through Cirencester Announced

Olympic Torch Route Through Cirencester Announced
The Olympic Flame will be more impressive than our match!

The route that the Olympic torch will travel through Cirencester on 23 May has been announced.

After traveling from Swindon and arriving in Cirencester, the torch will take the following route:

15:42 Cirencester London Road from Beeches Road junction
Cirencester Lewis Lane
Cirencester Lewis Lane - Right Turn
Cirencester South Way - veer right
Cirencester North Way - Left Turn
Cirencester Market Place
Cirencester Castle Street
Cirencester Castle Street - Left Turn
Cirencester Sheep Street - Right Turn
Cirencester Hammond Way

The torch will then travel in convoy to Stroud.

Posted: 19/03/2012 10:15:32



My children are so excited! If only for the children let them enjoy it - never again in our lifetime.

Submitted by Timbertool at 23/05/2012 13:10:40

While many are a bit cynical about it now, most of us are unlikely to see the Olympics come to the UK again in our lifetimes. And so the Olympic Torch coming to Cirencester is probably a once in a lifetime event.

I wonder how many people who don't go out to view the flame passing through Cirencester today will secretly regret it when their children and grandchildren ask them about the day the Olympic flame came to Cirencester?

Submitted by Cirencester.co.uk at 23/05/2012 11:42:29

This tradition was started in 1936 at the Berlin Games when Adolf Hitler dreamt up the idea of linking his Third Reich to ancient Greek mythology.

It was a propaganda hit and has remained in the toolbag of all dictatorial political regimes ever since. Ideal for a time of austerity.

So as you line the route today think of this history, as by understanding the past we can avoid repeating its errors.

No doubt there'll be someone taking the salute in the Masrket Place!

Submitted by Crispin Mount at 23/05/2012 11:05:10

The whole event is a farce, but this ludicrous reporting of torches, their routes and so on as if it was a crucial news event is just mind-numbing.

its not as though its an unique one-off 2000 year old torch being carried.

No, they are £200 mass produced plastic item from China.

Get on with reporting proper news, please and leave the Olympics, and the debt, to London.

Submitted by Richie Sambora at 23/05/2012 11:03:44

@Glass Half-Full - What is there to enjoy about it?

The constant hyping by over-excited newsreaders and newspaper writers?
The attempts to tell us what we should get excited about?
The disruption to people wanting to go about their daily lives?

I'm looking forward to the Games, like a lot of people, but I don't need reminding every 5 minutes that they are coming.

I wonder if this pre-Games hype will be replicated in future years for other sporting events?

I'm looking forward to the Bibury Duck Race being promoted by a pre-event torch procession!

Submitted by Mrs Moneypenny at 23/05/2012 10:13:49

This is just typical of our country! The Olympic torch is something else you have found to moan about. Just enjoy it! If you don't like the idea don't attend. Nobody is forcing you!

Submitted by Glass Half-Full Please at 23/05/2012 08:38:06

How much CO2 is this farce generating!

Submitted by Mrs Moneypenny at 22/05/2012 23:10:32

So do I take a day off work to watch a glorified paraffin lantern lamp fleetingly pass through Cirencester? I think not!

Submitted by P Thomas at 21/05/2012 12:40:10

Blink and you'll miss it!

Submitted by Mr Cynical at 20/03/2012 10:36:36

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