THE Olympic Torch will visit well-known landmarks in York, North and East Yorkshire as part of its summer relay route.

After visiting York, the torch will be transported on Flying Scotsman to Thirsk.

It is also due to travel along the North Yorkshire Moors Railway from Whitby to Pickering.

Selby, Tadcaster, Camblesforth, Monk Fryston, Barkston Ash, Scarborough, Filey and Beverley will also be included on the route, which aims to take in “beautiful natural and urban landmarks to showcase Yorkshire and Humber around the world”.

The 70-day relay will start at Land’s End, Cornwall, on the morning of May 19, 2012, and will travel an estimated 8,000 miles around the UK, carrying the torch within ten miles of more than 95 per cent of the population.

Eight-thousand inspirational torch bearers, who each have a story of personal achievement or contribution to the local community, will be chosen to carry the torch – successful nominees will be contacted in December with a conditional offer.

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