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Oadby the nearest point to view Olympic Torch

The Olympic Torch will be with us soon in Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland and Oadby or the city centre is the closest spot for Enderby folk to view the torch relay ‘live’.

The Olympic Torch Relay is due to enter Leicestershire on the afternoon of Monday July 2. It will pass through Market Harborough, Lubenham, Foxton, Kibworth Harcourt and Oadby before its overnight stop in Leicester.

On July 3 it will leave Leicester and travel through Quorn, Loughborough, Hoton, Wymeswold, Asfordby, Melton Mowbray, Langham, Oakham, Uppingham and Stamford before leaving our area for Peterborough. You can find further details about the route of the Torch on official London 2012 website.

As the torch travels through our communities a rolling road closure will be used and parking restrictions will be in place along the route. A leaflet which has more detailed information in relation to the route has been produced and can be viewed here. You can also contact your local council or check their website.

The relay has been very popular in other parts of the United Kingdom and the advice from the police to those who want to go and see it is to plan ahead, check out parking arrangements in advance, park considerately and help keep the event safe and secure for everyone involved.

For further information on the torch relay please use the link on Leicestershire Police’s website here.

During the time that the Olympic Torch Relay is with us here in Leicestershire & Rutland, the police  will be using our @leicspolice Twitter account to provide any messages using the Hash tag #olympictorch

Park & Ride – Olympic Torch Relay Dress Rehearsal

LOCOG (London Organising Committee of the Olympic and Paralympic Games) has chosen Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland to stage a dress rehearsal of the Olympic Torch Relay on Friday 20th April.

Rolling road closures will be used to manage the event which means that a number of roads in Leicester (including Abbey Lane and Red Hill Circle) will be closed from approximately 7.30am to 8.15am.

During this time, the Park & Ride Service 203 (Birstall – Leicester city centre – Enderby) will operate a diversion which means that stops on Belgrave Gate at Leicester College will not be served in either direction while the roads are closed and the traffic clears (between approximately 7am and 8am).

Passengers are advised to allow plenty of time for their journeys and be aware that there may be delays.

This will affect passengers travelling to and from both Birstall and Enderby.

Leicester City Council and Leicestershire County Council apologise for any inconvenience caused.

Service 103 from Meynell’s Gorse to Leicester city centre will run its normal route.