Olympic Torch comes to Bristol

There are 72 days left until the Olympics but Bristol residents will get a taste of the action next week when the Olympic torch relay goes through our city.

The Torch arrives in Bitton at 5pm on Tuesday, May 22, and the convoy will make its way into central Bristol via Longwell Green, Hanham, St George, Lawrence Hill and Old Market.  

A number of Bristol events will be held that night in Millennium Square during the afternoon with 600 school children and their families attending a small scale concert.

On Wednesday, May 23, the Torch leaves The Council House at 6am.  The route then goes through a number of Bristol neighbourhoods.

6.20am to 6.49am A370 from Flax Bourton to Backwell
6.49am to 7.01am Station Road from Backwell to Nailsea
7.01am to 7.27am Nailsea - Station Road, Queens Road, Mizzymead Road, High Street, Link Road, Stock Way North, Clevedon Road
7.33am to 7.41am Failand - Clevedon Road (B3128)
7.44am to 7.53am Leigh Woods - Abbots Leigh Road (A369), Bridge Road (B3129)

Despite all the excitement, those heading to their offices in the morning should be aware that there will be some disruption. The Clifton Suspension Bridge will be closed from the early hours of the morning until 9am. The Portway will close for 15 minutes whilst the Torch crosses the Bridge at approx 7.50am on route to the Downs where 2,000 school children will be assembled to greet it.

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