London Borough of Barnet

Olympic Torch route unveiled

Published Monday 19 March 2012

The route the Olympic Flame will be carried through the streets of Barnet has been announced.

The route the Olympic Flame will be carried through the streets of Barnet has been announced.

The route has been planned to allow 95 per cent of the UK population to be within 10 miles of the route. Large numbers of people are expected to line Barnet’s streets to watch the Torch Relay as it passes through the borough two days before the start of the Olympic Games.

LOCOG, the London Organising Committee for the Olympic and Paralympic Games (LOCOG),has published a map showing every road where the Torchbearers will carry the flame through the borough on Wednesday 25th July. The exact route and timings can be viewed at http://www.london2012.com/index.html

30 Torchbearers will pass the flame to one another as it is carried from Brent in the west, entering  the borough around 12 noon and passing through to Enfield in the east at around 3pm before stopping at Alexandra Palace.

Along the way it will pass by Hendon Town Hall and through Finchley Church End and North Finchley town centres as well as alongside Victoria and Friary Parks. There will be a lunch time stop at the Middlesex University campus.

Councillor David Longstaff, Cabinet member for Safety and Resident Engagement, said: “The Torch Relay provides a unique opportunity for our residents to get involved in the Olympics.

“This is a one off occasion which everyone, from our schools to local community and faith groups will be able to come together to celebrate in a range of different ways.”

Contact Press Officer; Sue Cocker