Olympic Honour for Pontcysyllte Aqueduct

Issue date: 14th November 2011

Pontcysyllte Aqueduct has been named as one of the alternative modes of transport for the London 2012 Olympic Torch Relay Route.

Thomas Telford's aqueduct is one of just a few landmarks and special activities which were announced today by the London Organising Committee of the Olympic and Paralympic Games, (LOCOG) through which the Olympic Flame will be carried by Torchbearers during the London 2012 Olympic Torch Relay.

People are invited to view the interactive map at www.london2012.com/olympictorchrelaymap to find their nearest community through which the Olympic Flame will be carried.

On the final day of the Olympic Torch Relay, it is LOCOG’s intention that the Olympic Flame will travel down the River Thames as it makes its way to the Olympic Stadium on 27 July 2012 for the lighting of the cauldron at the Opening Ceremony, signifying the official start of the London 2012 Olympic Games.

The Olympic Flame will be carried across the UK by 8,000 inspirational Torchbearers each of whom will have a story of personal achievement and/or contribution to the local community.

For more information please see the British Waterways website