London Borough of Barnet

Paralympic Torch relay welcomed to the borough

Published Thursday 30 August 2012

The Paralympic Flame made its way through West Hendon on its 24-hour journey to the Olympic Park on Wednesday 29 August.

A team of five torchbearers helped carry the flame into the borough and a short way along The Hyde just after 7.30am.

The torchbearing team were: Simon Beresford, Iris Bingham, George Fargher, Sara Clarke and Denise Barnett.

More information on the torchbearers can be found on the London 2012 website.

In total 116 teams of torchbearers carried the flame along a 92-mile route from Stoke Mandeville to the Olympic Park in Stratford where it was used to light the cauldron as part of the Paralympic Games opening ceremony.

Contact press officer: Nick Griffin

Contact the media team.