|The magnificent quadrangle at Trinity College|
I am really chuffed with what has been announced for Cambridgeshire and Peterborough. Whilst we have had very little say in the decision-making for the County, we did sell the vision of sending the torch around the quadrangle at Trinity College to replicate the Chariots of Fire run, and the idea of using a punt for some of the route. Both of these have been incorporated into the plans as part of the exit out of Cambridge on 8th July, with the entry into the City on 7h July coming through Newmarket Road and Mill Road prior to an evening celebration at Parker's Piece. The routes through St Ives and Huntingdon, offer a similar combination of the scenic and the highly visible, and the route to the embankment in Peterborough on 3rd July includes a trip on the Nene Valley railway.
|Torch Bearers posing for Cambridge First|
We did a big press call for the announcement at Trinity College this morning, where I featured live on BBC Radio Cambridgeshire and recorded interviews for print, radio and for Anglia TV, along with Cambridge City Council representatives and some of our Torch Bearers. I was extremely reassured to find that the torch bearers were exactly the sort of inspirational people I had been told the selection process would produce.
Links to various news stories are here:
Hunts Post Cambridge News BBC News Anglia News
Peterborough Evening Telegraph Cambridge First