Where to see the torch
If you’re struggling with the council’s PDF downloads of the Olympic torch relay route in Sheffield then you may find this interactive Google map by @beaneee useful. It shows the route for Monday 25 June. The torch also departs Don Valley stadium at 6.45am on Tuesday.
Best place to watch it on Monday? I’d be tempted by The University Arms, where there is live music, a barbeque and their usual choice of good beer. Anyone know if any other pubs on route doing anything special?
Route for Monday 25 June
16:45 arrives at Chapeltown;
The route is then Chapeltown Cowley Hill (A629) then Ecclesfield Road (A6135).
17:05 arrives in Ecclesfied;
The route is then Ecclesfield Road (A6135), Church Street (B6087), Stocks Hill (B6087), Yew Lane (B6087), Chaucer Road (B6087), Chaucer Close.
At this point the torch relay team board the bus and the torch will not be visible to the public.
17:40 arrives at Hillsborough;
The route is then Leppings Lane (B6079), Parkside Road (A6102), Hillsborough Park, Penistone Road North (A61), Hoyle Street (A61), Brook Hill (A57), Clarkson Street, Glossop Road (B6069), Clarkehouse Road (B6069), Brocco Bank.
18:40 arrives at Ecclesall;
The route is then Ecclesall Road (A625), St Mary’s Gate (A61), Eyre Street (A621), Arundel Gate (A621), Norfolk Street, Surrey Street, Leopold Street.
Arrives at the evening celebration in Barkers Pool.
16.00 doors open
17.30 first act
20.00 show closes