THE Olympic Torch will take a ride on the Severn Valley Railway and explore West Midland Safari Park as it passes through Cleobury Mortimer and Wyre Forest.

London 2012 organising committee LOCOG also announced “torchbearers” who will be carrying the flame through the streets on Thursday, May 24.

The torch will arrive in Cleobury Mortimer from Clee Hill at 2.47pm. It will be taken from Ludlow Road, through the High Street and Church Street then to Yeldside Gardens in Lower Street.

It will then move on to Far Forest where it will be carried along the A4117 from the Church Lane junction to Plough Lane.

The torch will travel through Callow Hill on the A456 to the national speed limit sign before it heads to Bewdley.

At 3.33pm, it will be carried through the town from Cleobury Road at the Wyre Hill junction, along Load Street, across the River Severn and along Kidderminster Road.

It will catch a Severn Valley Railway steam train from Bewdley Station at 4.05pm. The locomotive will stop at the safari park by the elephant enclosure and will arrive in Kidderminster at 4.35pm.

The torch will then make its way down Comberton Hill, Green Street and out onto Worcester Road.

From the roundabout where Worcester Road meets Wilden Lane and Chester Road South, the flame will be driven to Droitwich.

Olympic Torch relay route:

Cleobury Mortimer - 2.47pm: Ludlow Road (A4117) from Larks Rise junction - High Street (A4117) - Church Street (A4117) - Lower Street (A4117) to Yeldside Gardens

Far Forest - 3.08pm: A4117 from Church Lane junction - A4117 to Plough Lane

Callow Hill - 3.16pm: A456 to national speed limit sign.

Bewdley - 3.33pm: Cleobury Road (B4190) from Wyre Hill junction - Winbrook - Load Street - Kidderminster Road - Stourport Road - Station Road - Severn Valley Railway Bewdley Station

4.05pm: SVR steam train

Kidderminster - 4.35pm: Comberton Hill - Green Street - Worcester Road to Chester Road South roundabout


Cleobury Mortimer - Christopher Morton, 69, Malvern - Stuart Watson, 16, Telford

Far Forest - Dave Beech, 49, Malvern - Livi Mackender, 12, Bridgnorth

Callow Hill - Judith Stanley, 55, Upton-upon-Severn - Robin Jarvis, 68, Kidderminster - Zoe Ayton, 17, Telford

Bewdley - Wendy Latham, 41, Telford - Christopher Stokes, 43, Kidderminster - Jackie Webb, 54, Stourbridge - Pascal Demogeot, 41, Cardiff - Samuel Loveitt, 12, Telford

Kidderminster - Abby Jackson, 11, Shirley - Chris Platts, 17, Brierley Hill - Daisy Nash, 14, Telford - Jo Carthew, 41, Kidderminster - Jodie Harr, 15, Kidderminster - Saffron Allen, 16, Shropshire