Whistler torch night Credit: kk+ from flickr
The Olympic Torch Relay will visit Cambridge on the weekend of 7 and 8 July when the University will be running educational activities at the City Council’s Big Weekend on Parker’s Piece.
The University will be keeping the public updated on the latest viewing positions and Torch movements via the Twitter hashtag #london2012torchrelay"
On the evening of Saturday 7 July, the Torch will begin its relay through the east of the City before arriving on Parker’s Piece at about 6.50pm prior to an evening celebration event.
On the morning of Sunday 8 July the Torch relay will start early with an event in Great Court, Trinity College, before the torchbearer takes the flame on to a punt at 6.35am.
The relay will continue by punt down the river from Trinity towards Magdalene Bridge, where the torch route will continue up Castle Street, towards Huntingdon Road and out of the City.
Due to capacity and safety constraints, Trinity College regrets that it will not be possible for the public to view the run of the Olympic Torch around Great Court, but the event will be broadcast live on BBC Television.
Members of the public will be welcome to stand on the Backs to view the passage of the Torch down the river by punt from Trinity towards Magdalene Bridge.
Entry to the Backs of Trinity College will be through the Avenue Gate from Queen’s Road from 5am onwards. Entrance to the Backs of St John’s College will be through the gates on Queen’s Road only, from 5.45am onwards.
In both cases, numbers will be limited for safety reasons and viewing will be restricted of the passage of the Torch.
There will be no access via other Cambridge college grounds or along bridges on the punt route.
Trinity and St John’s Colleges regret that they are unable to offer parking or toilet facilities.