09:32AM, Monday 07 November 2011
The Olympic Flame will be carried through the streets of the Royal Borough on its way to London.
It will pass through Bisham, Maidenhead, Windsor and Ascot on Tuesday, July 10, 2012.
Officials gathered at Windsor Guildhall this morning to announce that the four locations were among 1,000 villages, towns and cities through which the iconic flame will be carried next spring and summer.
Councillor Simon Dudley, council deputy leader and cabinet lead for the 2012 Games, said he was thrilled by the news and added: "It will be a chance for communities to welcome the flame, get together and share the Olympic spirit and be part of the countdown to the Games themselves – as well as showing support for the remarkable people who will be chosen as torchbearers."
Sebastian Coe, chair of London Organising Committee of the Olympic and Paralympic Games (LOCOG), said: "This is the UK’s moment to shine and I want to encourage people across the Royal Borough to start planning how they can be part of this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity."
The 70-day Olympic Torch Relay will start at Land’s End, Cornwall, on May 19 and finish at the Olympic Stadium on July 27.
It will also pass through Slough and the street-by-street detail of the route will be confirmed by LOCOG early next year.
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