London Borough of Barnet

Paralympic torch relay route unveiled

Published Monday 20 August 2012

The Paralympic Flame will make an early morning appearance in Barnet on its 24-hour journey to the Olympic Park, it has been confirmed.

The flame will travel a short way through West Hendon when it arrives in the borough at 5.40am on Wednesday 29 August.

A team of five torchbearers will carry the Paralympic Flame as it travels along Kingsbury Road, passing the junction with Derwent Rise at 5.40am, before turning right into The Hyde and then entering Sainsbury’s in The Hyde at 5.54am where the torch will transfer to a vehicle to make its way to the next stage of the route.

LOCOG, the London Organising Committee for the Olympic and Paralympic Games (LOCOG), has published a map detailing the route.

It can be found at the London 2012 website

The map gives street-by-street details and estimated start times for when the Paralympic Flame will travel through Barnet.

Councillor Daniel Thomas, Deputy Leader of Barnet Council and Cabinet Member for Resources and Performance, said: “The nation showed tremendous enthusiasm for the Olympic Games and I’m sure people will show similar support for the Paralympics which are a celebration of human endeavour.

“Following the magnificent reception given to the Olympic Torch when it came to Barnet in July, we very much look forward to welcoming the Paralympic Flame to the borough.”

116 teams of five Torchbearers will carry the Olympic Flame along the 92 mile route from Stoke Mandeville to the Stratford Park where the relay will conclude at approximately 10pm.

Residents are also being invited make and light a lantern to line the torch relay route.

You can find a handy guide to lantern making here

More information on the national flame lighting events can be found at the London 2012 website