The Olympic torch relay will last 70-day relays, and it will be carried from Land’s End, travelling 8,000 miles before arriving at the Olympic Stadium on 27 July for the lighting of the cauldron at the opening ceremony.

(There will be 8,000 torchbearers along the way, one for each mile of the stretch, and the route was worked out so that it will come within an hour’s travelling time of 95% of the UK population. Funnily though it won’t be travelling through Much Wenlock, which is known as the birthplace of the modern Olympics.)