The Olympic torch will be visiting the City of Bath on May 22 and local businesses are helping to make it a memorable day. Preparations are being made with local businesses, residents and the local authority to mark the honour of the Flame’s visit to Bath. A street parade, music, dancing and various celebrity appearances are planned, a real day of partying for Bath.
Guest House owners, such as Les & Lynsay Redwood, who run Apple Tree Guest House in the centre of Bath are just one of the businesses that are getting involved. Les Redwood said: “This is a real honour for the whole of Bath, and we want to play our part in the community by supporting the Torch celebrations when they happen on 22nd May.”
Organisers of the Olympic Torch Relay boast that the torch will come within 10 miles of 95% of the UK population, passing through 1,019 communities on its 70 day journey around the United Kingdom. 8,000 people will carry the torch on its 8,000 mile journey that will culminate with the lighting of the Olympic Flame in London on July 27, 2012.