Where you can watch the Olympic torch
July 09, 2012
The Olympic Torch may only be in the Wokingham borough briefly tomorrow, but spectators wanting to watch the flame travel along the relay route in Berkshire can see it nearby.
Following its visit to Remenham on Tuesday morning, the torch will travel to both Bracknell and Reading where large crowds are expected to line the route on Day 53 of the relay.
The torch will arrive in Ascot via the A329 London Road at 4.26pm, making its way down the High Street to Ascot Racecourse at 4.35pm. After a 20-minute break the Torch is expected to depart the Racecourse at 5.20pm, passing by Heatherwood Hospital before going by convoy to Bracknell at 5.24pm.
Bracknell should expect to see the first glimpse of the torch at the end of New Forest Ride at around 5.30pm.
From there, the torch will be carried along London Road, Millennium Way and Skimped Hill Lane, before returning to the convoy for the short journey to Reading where the evening celebrations will take place.
Spectators in Bracknell are reminded the torch will not be visible until the first Torchbearer sets off from the end of New Forest Ride.
The roads in Ascot will be temporarily closed from 4pm to approximately 5.30pm and Bracknell roads 5.15pm-6.15pm.
As well as Bracknell, there will also be the opportunity to see the torch in Berkshire when it travels through Reading later that evening ahead of celebrations at Madejski Stadium. The flame will arrive in Reading at about 6.15pm and will be carried along London Road, London Street, and into The Oracle shopping centre at about 6.35pm.
It will then be driven to the Madejski Stadium where an evening celebration event is being held. There is also a chance to see in the torch in Reading on Wednesday as it will leave Caversham Court at around 8am and be carried towards Caversham Bridge and then alongside the River Thames, through Christchurch Meadows, into the town centre and paraded along Broad Street.
The flame will then head south where it will parade along Northumberland Avenue and through Whitley before leaving the borough boundary.