London 2012: Olympic Torch relay day 13 picture gallery - Amir Khan, John Bishop and Tony Pulis

10:47 01 June 2012

John Bishop after carrying the Olympic Flame to the top of the Jodrell Bank Observatory during Day 13 of the London 2012 Olympic Torch Relay.

John Bishop after carrying the Olympic Flame to the top of the Jodrell Bank Observatory during Day 13 of the London 2012 Olympic Torch Relay.

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Olympic boxer Amir Khan, the manager of Stoke City football club Tony Pulis, and comedian John Bishop were among the torchbearers on day 13 of the Olympic Torch relay.

The trio were among the 135 torchbearers on the 107.95 mile leg between Stoke-on-Trent and Bolton.

Pulis kicked off day 13, starting the relay from the Potteries Museum. Khan, a Unified Light-Welterweight Champion and Olympic silver medallist, was the last torchbearer, lighting the cauldron at the evening celebration in Bolton.

Comedian Bishop carried the Flame to the top of the tower on the Lovell Telescope at the Jodrell Bank Observatory.

The Flame was taken to a number of iconic landmarks, including Tatton Park, where it was carried by Michael Dooling, from Prescot. The 63-year-old has been involved in athletics for more than 50 years.

Brazilian basketball star Oscar Schmidt carried the Flame into Warrington Town Centre.

At Victoria Square, Bolton, Andrew Thorp, from Bolton carried the Flame. The 35-year-old set up Street Soccer, a charity to help homeless people to rehabilitate themselves through football with the support of a 30-strong volunteer base.

He handed the Flame to to British Olympian Martyn Woodroffe, 61, from Warrington, who was a silver medallist in Mexico City in 1968.

Other torchbearers included Cameron Foster, from Wigan, who was nominated for his passion for fundraising. Six years ago the 17-year-old fell 40ft from a ski lift onto compacted ice, dislocating both ankles, and breaking both legs and an arm.

During his rehabilitation he realized how difficult it was for others less able to become involved in sport. He has numerous ideas on how to progress and has set himself a number of goals and targets.

He has also been successful in securing a place with the charity Cricket Without Boundaries, a project that sends volunteers to African countries to coach cricket to children.

Linda Roche, 49, from Macclesfield, is a Paralympian who participated in the 1984 Stoke Mandeville Paralympic Games.

During the 1990s Linda was the first female wheelchair user to represent England at badminton.

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