Up to 3,000 people attended a special ceremony this evening at the Stoke Mandeville Stadium to witness Torchbearers create the Paralympic Flame. The first team of Torchbearers, which included President of the International Paralympic Committee Sir Philip Craven, then set off from Stoke Mandeville, passing the National Spinal Injuries Centre in Stoke Mandeville on its way.
Over the course of its 24-hour journey to the Olympic Stadium in Stratford, east London, the Flame will travel 92 miles and be carried by 580 inspirational Torchbearers, all working in teams of five. Meet the Torchbearers
On arrival in London, the Paralympic Flame will visit iconic London landmarks including Lord’s Cricket Ground, London Zoo, Piccadilly Circus, Trafalgar Square, Whitehall, Westminster Abbey, Tower Bridge and City Hall.
The communities that the Relay will pass through are: Stoke Mandeville, Aylesbury, Western Turville, Aston Clinton, Tring, Berkhamstead, Bourne End, Watford, Bushey, Harrow, Brent, Barnet, Westminster, Camden, Lambeth, City of London, Tower Hamlets, Southwark, Lewisham, Greenwich, Hackney, Waltham Forest, Barking & Dagenham and Newham.
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