Olympic torch to travel in steam train, ballon, sidecar

| 07/11/2011

(Telegraph): The organisers have released details of the 8,000-mile journey that the flame will make, taking in more than 1,000 cities, towns and villages in the hands of more than 8,000 people. As well as traditional relay running, the journey will include modes of travel more akin to adventure sports than the Olympics. Along with flying off the Tyne Bridge on a zip wire, it will be carried in a balloon across Cornwall, down rapids in Hertfordshire, and in the sidecar of a TT motorcycle on the Isle of Man.On other parts of the journey it will go via horseback, bicycle, tram and steam train. The street-by-street detail of the route will be confirmed next year.

The stunts are the highlights of the journey that has been designed so that more than 95 per cent of the population will be within 10 miles of the torch as it makes a snaking journey to the Olympic Stadium. The London Organising Committee of the Olympic and Paralympic Games (Locog) confirmed where the Olympic flame will be carried by torchbearers.

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