Today is day 51 of 70 for the London 2012 Olympic torch relay and will see the torch travel from Cambridge at 6:38am to Luton at 6:12pm, passing through St Ives, Huntingdon, Bedford, Cotton End, Letchworth Garden City, Stevenage, Welwyn Garden City, Hatfield, St Albans and Hemel Hempstead along the way.
Cambridge: Waking up early in the beautiful city of Cambridge, the torch will prepare to leave the city in style, specifically being punted out of the city along the River Cam, which as any Cambridge student will tell you is the only way to travel in Cambridge.
The onward journey will take the torch out of the city towards St. Ives (the Cambridgeshire one), on towards Huntingdon and then on a long route south towards Bedford.
Huntingdon is one of the less well known, but very important locations for the Team GB as several sports have training grounds there around the Huntingdon Gymnastics Club, which is one of the torch stopover points.
Bedford: The county town of Bedfordshire should accept the torch around 9.30am giving the residents a slight Sunday lay-in before lining the streets of the town to welcome it in.
Luton: Following Bedford, the Olympic torch will travel on a southbound journey through East Anglia before traversing back across the country towards its final destination of Luton.
In Luton itself, there is a massive 4 day festival in full swing to welcome the torch with artists such as Olly Murs performing, and around 100,000 people a day expected to be attending. The torch arrival will also spark a free two-hour event at Pope’s Meadow in the town.