The Olympic Torch Relay is coming to Eden on 20 June 2012, starting in Brough and then travelling to Appleby and Penrith on its way to Carlisle. The torch relay is part of the Olympic Games and travels throughout the United Kingdom. The London 2012 website has more information on the Olympic Torch Relay.
The Olympic torch starts its journey in Greece at Ancient Olympia and travels around Greece before being passed to the UK, where the relay begins at Land's End. More information on the history and tradition of the Olympic Games, the torch relay route, the torch, torch bearers, photographs and videos can be found on the London 2012 website.
Beacon Wheelers will be part of the Olympic Torch Procession through Penrith, we are meeting at 4.50pm on King Street next to the Hearld office so if you would like to be involved please wear your club jersey or t-shirt for more information please contact Lorraine Egglestone Club Secretary.
We are running a taster session & will have a information point on King Street to show the communtity what we offer, so please come down to join in or help us promote our fantasic club.