Monday, 7 November 2011

Olympic Torch Comes to Cardigan!

What a wonderful start to the week!

I've woken up this morning to hear that the Olympic Torch will be travelling through Cardigan town on it's tour of the UK, on the afternoon of Sunday May 27th!

Olympic Torch Route on Sunday, 27th May 2012
As the BBC website details here, it will travel from Swansea to Aberystwyth via Carmarthen, Haverfordwest, Fishguard and Newport before arriving in Cardigan en-route towards its overnight destination in Aberystwyth.

The concern was that it may make its way up from Carmarthen to Aberaeron via Synod Inn and miss out west Wales completely but that now will not be the case!

I'm absolutely delighted that this iconic sporting emblem will be coming through Cardigan. I raised the matter in 2009 when I was Mayor when the opportunity of welcoming the Olympic Torch to our community first became feasible.

This is a once in a lifetime opportunity for us and will act as a great spur to encourage tomorrow's Olympians from within our midst to make that extra effort in their pursuit of excellence.

Roll on May 27th!

1 comment:

  1. I write this Caerphilly where the BBC are reporting the Welsh tour.

    Like you, I was afraid it was to go straight north from Swansea to Aberystwyth.

    So like you, I am pleased it will be coming to Haverfordwest as it makes its way onto Fishguard and a town called Cardigan.....wherever that is... lol...