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Trial run for Paralympic Lantern route in York
10:30am Friday 17th August 2012 in News
THIS bus was making a trial run of a unique journey - from York Minster to London’s Olympic Park via Acomb .
Paraclimbing champion Sianagh Gallagher, who attends York High School , was testing out the open-topped bus that will carry the Paralympic Lantern on August 24 when it visits York as part of the Paralympic Relay leading up to the Paralympic Games.
It will be at the Royal York Hotel to receive the flame on its arrival by train to York Station and will then take it and the civic party up Duncombe Place and via York Minster, Bootham, Water Lane, Carr Lane, Front Street and Gale Lane to Energise Leisure Centre, Cornlands Road, Acomb.
It is expected to be at the Minster at 2.15pm, Front Street at 3pm and the Leisure Centre at 3.15pm.
Earlier this year, Sianagh recently secured a gold medal in the National Paraclimbing Series 2012 in London, competing in the upper and lower limb category.