On 10th May, the Olympic flame was lit by the rays of the sun on Mount Olympus. What a good thing they did it in Greece rather than the UK.
Following a tour of Greece and a flight to the UK the flame has been transferred to the first of many torches travelling around the UK as part of the Torch Relay. The 70-day journey has already started out from Land's End and will arrive at the Olympic Stadium in Stratford for the opening ceremony on 27th July.
The torch will be carried on its way by 8,000 torch bearers and will visit 1,019 communities, large and small. At its closest point to Cocking, the torch will be passing through Midhurst on Monday 16th July, travelling from west to east having visited Rogate before heading off to Petworth and Chichester.
The map above shows the route the torch will take through Midhurst (from S to F). The torch should set out from the start point (S) at 9.36 a.m.
So if you want to wish the torch on its way, set a date in your diary. For further details go to the Official London 2012 website or click on the map itself.