Wolverhampton Olympic Torch Route – Saturday 30th June, 2012


The route the Olympic Torch will take through Wolverhampton on Saturday 30th June, 2012 as it makes it way to London for the 2012 Olympic Games was recently announced by the City Council.

Here at WV11.co.uk we are looking forward to the once in a lifetime opportunity to see the torch pass through the city and we have plotted the six-and-a-half mile route on the Google Map above.

Click on the red markers to see what time the torch will be passing at certain times.

The Route

The route through Wolverhampton will see the Flame arrive at the City boundary from the Walsall direction at approximately 2.40pm and travel towards the city centre along the A454 Willenhall Road.

It will then join Horseley Fields before crossing the Ring Road, going briefly onto Bilston Street and turning right into Pipers Row.

Passing the new bus station at around 3.20pm, the Flame will be carried onto Lichfield Street and then along Victoria Street and Salop Street before leaving the city centre via Ring Road St Marks and St Johns.

It will then join the A4123 Birmingham Road at its junction with Ring Road St Johns at around 3.40pm and will head south east along what becomes the Birmingham New Road towards Dudley, crossing the Wolverhampton city boundary just after 4.15pm.

Entertainment along the way

A whole host of acts and entertainers will line the parade route as the city puts on a massive celebration of fun and fitness.

The events and activities will be staged at various points right along the six-and-a-half mile route which the Olympic Flame will take through the city.

Click here to download more information and keep checking this page as we will update it as / when more information is released.

“Fitting tribute to the sportsmen and women of Wolverhampton”

Wolverhampton is one of more than 1,000 villages, towns and cities through which the Flame will be carried by 8,000 torchbearers.

Councillor Elias Mattu, Wolverhampton City Council’s Cabinet Member for Leisure and Communities, said: “Over the years Wolverhampton has produced many sportsmen and women who have represented the city on the national and international stage, and it is fitting tribute to them and to Wolverhampton that the Olympic Torch will be coming to the city on June 30.

“Although the 2012 Olympics are based in London, it will truly be a national event for everyone in the country to celebrate. It’s great that Wolverhampton will be playing
its part, not only on the sporting field but also by welcoming the Olympic Torch procession to the city.”

He added: “I would encourage people from all over Wolverhampton, not just those who live along the route, to join in what promises to be a huge party for the whole
city.”

School Resources

Schools across Wolverhampton can now access free learning resources linked to the Olympic Torch Relay, click here to download more information.

Essington invites Wednesfield residents

Councillor David Cliff of Essington has sent WV11.co.uk an open invite to the residents of Wednesfield from their neighbours in Essington:

“May I take this opportunity, to informally invite the residents of Wednesfield and the surrounding area to join us on Saturday 30th June, to witness this historic event… There will also be a Family Fun Day… for more details please visit my Facebook page.”

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