Torch is cheered through towns

Published: 10 Jul 2012 18:300 comments

HUNDREDS of people lined the streets to cheer on the Olympic Torch as it passed through Ascot and Bracknell this afternoon.

Richard March passes the torch to Alex Key in Bracknell

Richard March passes the torch to Alex Key in Bracknell

Jockey Frankie Dettori did his famous flying dismount with torch in hand after riding with it around Ascot Racecourse. Olympian Denise Lewis was also a torchbearer at the racecourse, which was filled with enthusiastic spectators.

The torch then returned to the High Street, before being driven to Bracknell, where people had lined London Road by up to five deep to see it carried down to Millenium Way then Skimped Hill Lane.

Among those who turned out to see history in the making was Sonia Robson, from Warfield, who said: "There was a fantastic atmosphere - it was nice to be here with all the children because they were so excited."

The torch has now been driven to Reading for an evening celebration at the Madejski Stadium.

* For a full report and pictures see this week's commemorative News, out on Thursday.

* Did you go to see the torch? Email your photos or comments to

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