Marina: GosportOn Sunday 15th July Gosport will welcome the Olympic Torch Relay!
There will be two main areas for people to view the Olympic Torch Relay. Those who gather in the North of the Borough can view the procession from around 4.40pm as it travels the length of the A32, from Fareham down past Fareham Reach to Bedenham Lane/ Camp Road Junction.
After this point the torch will go into convoy mode, so will not be visible to the public until it alights from the convoy vehicle at around 5:05pm by House Farm Road in Privett Road East. Here it will continue along Privett Road, past the War Memorial Hospital and onto Bury Road, Stoke Road, Walpole Road and into the High Street. The torch will then be carried through the pedestrianised area to the Falkland Gardens, where at 5.48pm a boat will be waiting to convey the torchbearer and torch across the Dockyard, for the Portsmouth street tour to commence.
Other activities to enjoy...
This event is FREE to attend and is suitable for all ages although some activities may have age restrictions.
To celebrate all things sporting and cultural, Gosport Borough Council will host an afternoon of activities for all the family at Walpole Park. With a range of physical activities on offer from BMX racing, to golf, dancing, flag-making, bands, quilt making, food and fun, it's an afternoon not to be missed!
Scheduled to finish in time for everyone to leave and see the Olympic Torch Relay pass through Gosport on its way across the Harbour, this is the perfect way to get into the spirit of the Games!
Please click here to see a map of the Olympic Torch Route.
Olympic medallist Roger Black MBE made the following statement about Gosport
and the Olympic Torch Relay:
It is great to see Gosport embracing the true ethos of the Olympics & Paralympics of Going for Gold. It is about working hard and striving to be the best and believing in yourself. It's good to see a community working together and making a difference by saying "I'll do that!" Have a wonderful memorable event and be proud of yourself and your town.
Roger Black MBE.
(Quoted taken from Gosport Going for Gold)