Inspirational community figures, world-class sporting heroes and charitable residents will join forces to carry the Olympic flame through Cambridge.
Yesterday the exact route of the torch was unveiled and dozens of selected bearers were identified.
An official announcement was held at Trinity College, where organisers of the city’s celebrations met three torch bearers.
Cllr Rod Cantrill, executive councillors for arts, sport and public places at the city council, said: “During the two days the torch is here it will cover six of our wards.
“It covers the total spectrum of diversity. Travelling up Mill Road it passes through various communities and diverse cultures right up to Parker’s Piece, where in the evening we’ll be holding a big celebration.
“It goes out through a different part of the city the following day by Trinity College and along the river. It’s managed to capture all the elements of the city
“We’re hoping everyone will get involved. It will be something that is a once-in-a-lifetime event. We want people to hold street parties and support the torchbearers for this amazing event.”
The torch will travel through Essex, Suffolk and Cambridgeshire on Saturday, July 7, passing through Stansted Mountfitchet, Newport, Saffron Walden and Haverhill. It will then go to Bury St Edmunds before heading to Newmarket.
That evening it will reach Cambridge and a special Olympic stage will be set up at the city council’s Big Weekend to welcome the torch.
After an overnight stop the flame will set off from Trinity College, travel by punt along the river and leave via Huntingdon Road to go on to St Ives and Huntingdon.
Dr Rod Pullen, junior bursar at Trinity College said: “Because of the depiction in the film Chariots of Fire, for many people worldwide there is a link between the Olympics and the annual Great Court Run at Trinity.
“The college is therefore pleased that the torch will be carried round Great Court, and support the city in welcoming the torch and promoting Cambridge”.
Cllr Martin Curtis, the county council’s champion for the Olympics, said this route was all about celebrating a range of communities.
He said: “Iconic images of our city will be carried around the world through this route.
“We have had a chance to meet some of the torchbearers and they really are inspirational people in their own unique ways. We’re very proud.”
Full list of torch bearers
:: In Cambridge
Neil Adams, 26, from Earith
Tanya Lubicz-Nawrocka, 26, from London.
Alister Rayment, 21, from Peterborough
Christine Ilman, 62, from Cambridge
Holly Greenwood, 12, from Cambridge
Mark Elborne, 54, from Peterborough
Tony Burton, 35, from Cambridge
Zhiyong Pan, 35, from Guangzhou, China
Alice Ellison, 18, from Cambridge
Angela Taylor, 53, from Cambridge
Ed Roberts, 26, from Cambridge
Francesca Jones, 21, from Bishops Stortford
Gary Johnson, 43, from Stanstead Abbots Ware
Kim Manchett, 29, from Wilburton, Cambridgeshire
Lydia Backhaus, 18, from Welwyn
:: In Saffron Walden
Clare Thompson, 49, from Saffron Walden
Dan Thomas, 17, from Saffron Walden
Liushifu Liu, 45, from Chengdu
Navdeep Bual, 16, from Ilford
:: In Newport
Helen Patterson, 49, from Cambridge
:: ln Stansted Mountfitchet
Caroline Atkins, 46, from St Albans
Jianming Li, 39, from Dongguan
Kate Malyon, 45, from Braintree
:: In Haverhill
Caroline Maclean, 36, from Haverhill,
Isabelle Gower, 13, from Haverhill,
Keren Goff, 32, from Cambridge
Ryan Tutthill, 15, from Bury St Edmunds
Claire Scarff, 44, from Thetford,
Dingfeng Liang, 41, from Shenyang City
Elodie Lafosse, 17, from Colchester
Holly Lambert, 12, from Waltham Abbey
Keith Church, 45, from Banbury,
Stacey Johnson, 20, from Hertfordshire
Xiaodong Du, 42, from Daqing Heilongjiang.
:: In Newmarket
Louise Barnes, 29, from Sewards End
Andy McGowan, 23, from Cambridge
Cheryl Scotland-Wigg, 34, from Newmarket
Chris Ramsdale, 45, from Cambridge
Steve Walton, 56, from Cambridge
:: In Huntingdon
Alun James, 47, from London
Bryn Percival, 31, from Huntingdon
Catherine Eastham, 40, from Kingston
Catherine Potterton, 25, from Bournemouth
Dilshan Sananayake, 43, from Watford
Jonathan Edwards, 56, from Huntingdon
Matthew Dawson, 16, from Cambridge
Melanie Hare, 43, from Sandy
Reg Whittaker, 91, from Warboys
Sara Dunling, 29, from Newmarket
Simon Needs, 52, from Bedford
:: In St Ives
Stuart Mitchell, 20, from Ely
David Cleaver, 46, from Cambridge
Mark Fliegauf, 34, from Oxford
Nell Macleod, 28, from Cambridge