Friday, 22 June 2012

"Line the Streets" this Sunday morning

Don't forget - the Olympic Flame comes to Moss Side this weekend as inspirational local residents carry it through it the city streets ahead of the 2012 Olympic Games.

Manchester City Council hopes that residents will “Line the Streets” to cheer on their torchbearers and celebrate work they have done to improve life in their neighbourhoods.

The first part of the Torch Relay Convoy will pass through 5 to 7 minutes ahead of the torchbearer part of the convoy. This will include further ‘presenting partners’ who will give out Torch Relay Keepsakes to waiting crowds. The second part of the Convoy, consisting of the torchbearer with media and security vehicles, will then pass.

Olympic Torch Relay Route – Sunday 24 June (all timings are approximate)

Whalley Range Neighbourhood

Upper Chorlton Road from Sylvan Avenue to Alexandra Road 7.00 am

Moss Side Neighbourhood

Moss Lane East from Hulme High Street to Lloyd Street 7.15 am

Moss Lane East from Lloyd Street to Wilmslow Road 7.30 am

Rusholme Neighbourhood

Wilmslow Road from Moss Lane East to Dickenson Rd 7.35 am

Dickenson Road fromWilmslow Road to Stockport Road 7.45 am

Standing on the left hand side of the street the Olympic Flame is being carried along will mean you are, generally, nearer to the Torchbearers and therefore get the best view of the action.

A free breakfast and hot drinks are available at the Powerhouse Library on Raby Street from 7:00am

Read the story of inspirational Torchbearers who will be carrying the Olympic Flame through Manchester and the North West.

See you there!