The Flame will travel 107.66 miles through 12 communities before arriving at Popes Meadow Park in Luton for the evening celebration.
A total of 131 Torchbearers will carry the Flame through the day. They include Barry Funnell, 49, from Clapham (Bedfordshire), carrying it in Luton. Barry is the CEO of the charity Word for the World. Barry was paralysed from the chest down in an accident 29 years ago. Against the odds, he went on to qualify as a dentist. He later gave up his career in dentistry to go to Malawi, Africa, to do language development and translated the Bible for the Sena people in a record 10 years. This was despite 20 bouts of malaria. Over 50 literacy centres now operate in Malawi, teaching hundreds to read and write. Barry loves sport, and his disability doesn’t stop him.
Another of the day's Torchbearers is Alice Breheny, 38, from Rickmansworth who was nominated through the Samsung campaign for raising over £35,000 for brain cancer research and for seeking any opportunity to raise awareness of brain cancer. She has lost both her sister and her father to brain tumours.
Two-time Olympic gold medallist Sarah Gosling from Cowes is carrying the Flame in Stevenage. Sarah is a two time Olympic Gold medallist. She started sailing at the age of 6 and became a full time sailor in 1997.