Fylde coast Olympic torch route revealed

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THE official route of the Olympic torch has been revealed.

The London 2012 torch will start its journey across the Fylde coast in Wyre on Friday June 22.

Travelling from Kendal, the torch will arrive in Garstang at 2.25pm travelling through St Michaels into Fleetwood and Rossall School where it will be taken on board a tram.

It will arrive in Cleveleys at West Drive tram stop where it will continue to Blackpool.

Coun Peter Gibson, leader of Wyre Council, said: “This is a once-in-a-lifetime event and we’re sure the residents of Wyre will want to be a part of it.”

Val Pilkington-Smith, head teacher at Larkholme Primary School, Fleetwood, one of the lucky schools en route, said: “We’re very excited about the Olympic torch relay and looking forward to seeing the spectacle.”

Once in Blackpool, the torch will make its way through the town from Devonshire Road, down the Promenade on to Talbot Road and into Blackpool Tower.

It will then be taken to the Tower festival Headland for an evening of celebration.

Coun Graham Cain, Cabinet Member for Tourism and Culture, said: “The opportunity to see the Olympic torch being carried through our hometown is an extremely rare occurrence and I hope that everybody comes out to see it as it travels down through Blackpool.

“We’ve already had interest from various local communities who are excited about the torch relay and want to get involved by hosting their own Olympics themed events.”

The following day residents in Lytham, St Annes and Fairhaven will get a glimpse of the icon as it passes through.

It will leave Royal Lytham and St Annes Golf Club at around 6.20am before making its way on to Clifton Drive South, arriving at Lytham Windmill.

The torch will then be carried to the Land Registry building in Warton, along Lytham Road to the roundabout between Warton and Freckleton.

Coun David Eaves, Fylde Council leader, said: “It’s too good a chance to miss and I’m asking people to take their children and grandchildren along to see this historic event.”

An average of 115 Torchbearers a day will carry the torch before it arrives at the Olympic Stadium on July 27 for the Games’ opening ceremony.

Sebastian Coe, Chairman of the Games organising committee, said: “The Flame symbolises the Olympic spirit and its journey around the UK will bring the excitement of the Games to our streets.

“Now people know the route they can start planning how they might celebrate and make it Blackpool’s moment to shine.”

June 22nd, 2012

14:11 CVY: Lancaster - Garstang Scotforth Road (A6) P L Lancaster University

14:13 CVY: Lancaster - Garstang Preston Lancaster Road (A6) X L Hazelrigg Avenue Preston Lancaster Road

14:14 CVY: Lancaster - Garstang Preston Lancaster Road (A6) P L Galgate Town

14:15 CVY: Lancaster - Garstang Preston Lancaster Road (A6) X L Chapel Lane

14:15 CVY: Lancaster - Garstang Main Road

14:16 CVY: Lancaster - Garstang Main Road

14:17 CVY: Lancaster - Garstang A6 X R School Lane

14:20 CVY: Lancaster - Garstang Preston Lancaster New Road

14:22 CVY: Lancaster - Garstang Preston Lancaster New Road (A6) X L Gubberford Lane

14:25 CVY: Lancaster - Garstang Preston Lancaster New Road (A6)

14:25 Garstang High Street (B6430) X R Meadow Way

14:27 Garstang High Street (B6430) X R White Lea

14:28 Garstang High Street (B6430) X to stay High Street (B6430)

14:30 Garstang High Street (B6430) X R Hill View Road

14:31 Garstang High Street (B6430) X L Wyre Lane

14:32 Garstang High Street (B6430) X R Calla Drive

14:33 Garstang High Street (B6430) X R Fell View

14:35 Garstang High Street (B6430) X to stay High Street (B6430)

14:38 Garstang High Street (B6430) X R Nickson’s Weind

14:38 Garstang High Street (B6430) P L Lloyds TSB

14:40 Garstang High Street (B6430) VR onto Market Place

14:40 Garstang Market Place X L Park Hill Road changes Garstang St Thomas’s C of E

14:41 Garstang Church Street P L Street name changes.Preston Lancaster New Road (A6)

14:44 Garstang Kepple Lane L onto Change to convoy before intersection.

14:49 Garstang – St Michael’s On Wyre Preston Lancaster New Road P R BP Garage

14:51 Garstang – St Michael’s On Wyre Preston Lancaster New Road R onto The Avenue

14:51 Garstang – St Michael’s On Wyre The Avenue P L 50mph signs

14:51 Garstang – St Michael’s On Wyre Tamacre Lane P L Kirkland and St Helen’s Primary School

14:51 Garstang – St Michael’s On Wyre Garstang Road (A586) P L St Michaels on Wyre Town Sign

14:54 Garstang – St Michael’s On Wyre Garstang Road (A586) P L St Michaels on Wyre Town Sign & 30mph sign

14:55 St Michael’s On Wyre Garstang Road (A586) X R Shorrock Avenue

14:57 St Michael’s On Wyre Garstang Road (A586) X L The Oaks

14:58 St Michael’s On Wyre Garstang Road (A586) X R Rawcliffe Road

14:59 St Michael’s On Wyre Garstang Road (A586) P L The Grapes Pub

15:01 St Michael’s On Wyre Garstang Road (A586) X onto Blackpool Road (A586) St Michael’s on Wyre Primary School

15:03 St Michael’s On Wyre Blackpool Road (A586)

15:03 St Michael’s On Wyre Blackpool Road (A586) P L Pole

15:04 St Michael’s On Wyre Blackpool Road (A586) X R Wyre Bank

15:05 St Michael’s On Wyre Blackpool Road (A586) P R Kentmere House

15:07 St Michael’s On Wyre Blackpool Road (A586) P L Great Eccleston Town Sign

15:09 St Michael’s On Wyre Garstang Road (A586) X L Wall Lane

15:11 St Michael’s On Wyre Garstang Road (A586) P R Larbreck Town Signs

15:11 St Michael’s On Wyre Garstang Road (A586) X L Fleetwood Road

15:14 St Michael’s On Wyre Garstang Road (A586) R onto Mains Lane (A585)

15:15 St Michael’s On Wyre Mains Lane (A585) P L BP Garage

15:18 St Michael’s On Wyre Mains Lane (A585) X onto Amounderness Way

15:18 St Michael’s On Wyre Fleetwood Amounderness Way (A585) X to stay Amounderness Way

15:20 St Michael’s On Wyre Fleetwood Amounderness Way (A585) X L Anchorsholme Lane

15:21 St Michael’s On Wyre Fleetwood Amounderness Way (A585) X to stay Amounderness Way A585

15:22 St Michael’s On Wyre Fleetwood Amounderness Way (A585) X West Drive

15:23 St Michael’s On Wyre Fleetwood Amounderness Way (A585) X R Bourne Way

15:24 St Michael’s On Wyre Fleetwood Amounderness Way (A585) P L 50mph signs

15:25 St Michael’s On Wyre Fleetwood Amounderness Way (A585) P L Fleetwood Town Sign

15:25 St Michael’s On Wyre Fleetwood Amounderness Way (A585) X to stay Amounderness Way A585

15:26 St Michael’s On Wyre Fleetwood Amounderness Way (A585) P L National speed limit signs

15:26 St Michael’s On Wyre Fleetwood Amounderness Way (A585) X L Copse Road

15:27 St Michael’s On Wyre Fleetwood Amounderness Way (A585) to stay Amounderness Way A585

15:28 St Michael’s On Wyre Fleetwood Amounderness Way (A585) X L Station Road

15:29 Fleetwood Amounderness Way (A585) X onto Dock Street

15:30 Fleetwood Dock Street X L Preston Street

15:32 Fleetwood Dock Street X L Kemp Street

15:33 Fleetwood Dock Street X L Warren Street

15:33 Fleetwood Dock Street X L Church Street

15:34 Fleetwood Dock Street X L Albert Street

15:35 Fleetwood Dock Street X L Adelaide Street

15:36 Fleetwood Queens Terrace X L Kent Street

15:38 Fleetwood Queens Terrace X L Bold Street

15:41 Fleetwood The Esplanade X L North Church Street

15:43 Fleetwood The Esplanade X L Windsor Place

15:44 Fleetwood The Esplanade R into Marine Hall car park

15:47 Fleetwood Marine Hall car park at Marine Hall car park

15:48 Fleetwood Marine Hall car park at Marine Hall

16:08 Fleetwood Marine Hall car park R onto The Esplanade

16:09 Fleetwood The Esplanade X L Mount Road

16:11 Fleetwood The Esplanade X L Galloway Road

16:14 Fleetwood The Esplanade X L Dronsfield Road

16:16 Fleetwood The Esplanade X L Malbeth Road

16:17 Fleetwood Laidley’s Walk X L Manor Road

16:19 Fleetwood Laidley’s Walk X L Malbeth Road

16:20 Fleetwood Laidley’s Walk L onto Beach Road

16:22 Fleetwood Beach Road P L House 126, Beach Road

16:24 Fleetwood Beach Road X L Shakespeare Road

16:25 Fleetwood Beach Road X L Grasmere Avenue

16:26 Fleetwood Beach Road X L Kingfisher Way

16:29 Fleetwood Beach Road VR onto Broadway (A587)

16:32 Fleetwood Broadway (A587) X R Toronto Avenue

16:35 Fleetwood Broadway (A587) P R Fleetwood High School

16:36 Fleetwood Broadway (A587) X L Larkholme Lane Cardinal Allen Catholic High School

16:39 Fleetwood Broadway (A587) P L

16:42 Cleveleys Broadway (A587) X L South Strand

16:45 Cleveleys Broadway (A587) L into Rossall School Tram Stop 0.27 4 Tb / convoy split. Convoy to 263

stay on Rossall Road.

16:50 Cleveleys Rossall School Tram Stop at Rossall School

16:50 Cleveleys Rossall School Tram Stop at Rossall School Tram Stop 0.00 TAB Load to tram. Convoy to 265

travel parallel to tram.

16:55 ALT: Tram Rossall School Tram Stop onto Tram

17:05 Cleveleys Tram at West Drive Tram Stop 0.00 TAB Unload from tram. Tb exits 267

stop opposite Ryden Avenue.

17:10 Cleveleys Rossall Road (A587) L onto Rossall Road (A587)

17:10 Cleveleys Rossall Road (A587) X to stay Rossall Road (A587)

17:12 Cleveleys Rossall Road (A587) X over Tram Lines

17:13 Cleveleys Brighton Avenue R onto Victoria Road West

17:14 Cleveleys Victoria Road West P R Lloyds TSB

17:14 Cleveleys Victoria Road West X L Slater Road

17:16 Cleveleys Victoria Road West X L Kings Road

17:17 Cleveleys Victoria Road West L onto Promenade South

17:18 Cleveleys Promenade South X L Kingsway

17.20 Princess Way

17.24 Anchorsholme Lane

17.24 Fleetwood Road

17.40 Devonshire Road

18.06 Warbreck Hill Road

18.16 Promenade

18.29 Talbot Road/Market Street

18.30 Bank Hey Street

18.33 Blackpool Tower

18.44 Central Drive

18.45 New Bonny Street

18.47 Promenade

18.50 Arrive at Tower Festival Headland/Stage

June 23rd, 2012

06:05 Lytham St Anne’s Royal Lytham St Anne’s at Royal Lytham St Anne’s Photo opportunity at Lytham

St Anne’s Golf Club at the 18th hole, before the TB runs around the side of the club house, through the car park and joins the Convoy on Links Gate

06:20 Lytham St Anne’s Royal Lytham St Anne’s L onto St Patrick’s Road South

06:22 Lytham St Anne’s St Patrick’s Road South L onto St Thomas Road

06:23 Lytham St Anne’s St Thomas Road X R St David’s Road

06:24 Lytham St Anne’s St Thomas Road X R All Saints Road

06:26 Lytham St Anne’s St Thomas Road L onto Clifton Drive South (A584) 0.10 4 TCL. Collection Point A is at the Town Hall 400m in the opposite direction down Clifton Drive

06:28 Lytham St Anne’s Clifton Drive South (A584) X R Fairhaven

06:29 Lytham St Anne’s Clifton Drive South (A584) X L York Road

06:30 Lytham St Anne’s Clifton Drive South (A584) X L Queen’s Road

06:31 Lytham St Anne’s Clifton Drive South (A584) X L Osborne Road

06:32 Lytham St Anne’s Clifton Drive South (A584) X L Windsor Road

06:34 Lytham St Anne’s Clifton Drive South (A584) R onto King Edward Avenue

06:36 Lytham St Anne’s King Edward Avenue X R Laverton Road

06:37 Lytham St Anne’s King Edward Avenue L onto Inner Promenade

06:41 Lytham St Anne’s Inner Promenade X L St Paul’s Avenue

06:45 Lytham St Anne’s Inner Promenade X L Myra Road

06:46 Lytham St Anne’s Inner Promenade X L Eddington Road

06:47 Lytham St Anne’s Inner Promenade X L Coronation Road

06:48 Lytham St Anne’s Inner Promenade X L Marine Drive

06:52 Lytham St Anne’s Inner Promenade VL onto Ansdell Road South

06:55 Lytham St Anne’s Ansdell Road South R onto Clifton Drive (A584)

06:56 Lytham St Anne’s Clifton Drive (A584) X L Stanley Road

06:57 Lytham St Anne’s Clifton Drive (A584) X L Willows Avenue

06:59 Lytham St Anne’s Clifton Drive (A584) X L West Bank Avenue

07:01 Lytham St Anne’s Clifton Drive (A584) X L Eiden Avenue

07:02 Lytham St Anne’s Clifton Drive (A584) P L Lytham Town Signs

07:04 Lytham St Anne’s Clifton Drive (A584) X L Swainson Street

07:06 Lytham St Anne’s Clifton Drive (A584) X L Lowther Terrace

07:09 Lytham St Anne’s West Beach (A584) X L Queen Street

07:12 Lytham St Anne’s West Beach (A584) X to stay Central Beach (A584)

07:17 Lytham St Anne’s – Warton Central Beach (A584) X L St John’s Street

07:18 Lytham St Anne’s – Warton East Beach (A584) X L Grosvenor Street

07:18 Lytham St Anne’s – Warton Preston Road (A584) X L Victoria Street

07:19 Lytham St Anne’s – Warton Preston Road (A584) X L Lorne Street

07:19 Lytham St Anne’s – Warton Preston Road (A584) X onto Preston Road (A584)

07:20 Lytham St Anne’s – Warton Preston Road (A584) X L Meadow Lane

07:20 Lytham St Anne’s – Warton Preston Road (A584) P L 50mph signs

07:20 Lytham St Anne’s – Warton Lytham Road (A584) P L Warton Village Signs and 30 mph signs