It is confirmed that Milton Keynes will be one of the Olympic Flame towns it will pass through.
The Olympic Flame, which represents peace, unity and friendship will make its journey from Greece and arrive in the UK on 18 May 2012. The Olympic Torch Relay will then start its 70-day journey around the UK towards the Stadium carried by 8,000 inspirational Torchbearers.
On July 9, Torchbearers will carry the Olympic Flame through Milton Keynes and Bletchley. Milton Keynes is one of over 1,000 villages, towns and cities announced by the London Organising Committee of the Olympic and Paralympic Games (LOCOG) through which Torchbearers will carry the Olympic Flame during the London 2012 Olympic Torch Relay, which are presented by Coca-Cola, Lloyds TSB and Samsung.
Sebastian Coe, Chair of LOCOG said: “We are thrilled to confirm that Milton Keynes will act as host locations for the Olympic Flame, extending an invitation to people in the borough to welcome the Olympic Torch Relay during its journey around the UK. This is the UK’s moment to shine and I want to encourage people across Milton Keynes area to start planning how they can be part of this once in a lifetime opportunity and show their support for the inspirational Torchbearers chosen to carry the Olympic Flame as we count down to the start of the Olympic Games.”
For those looking to be closer to London for the Olympic games it may well be a good time to look at what accommodation in Milton Keynes has to offer particularly if you are traveling as part of a group or family and don’t want to pay per person.