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.

LOCOG

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.

Latest Stories

20 minutes ago
The man is seen without his wig, walking on the opposite side of the road (Picture: Metropolitan Police)

A brazen thief donned a ‘Rastafarian-style’ dreadlock wig and hat before running up to a woman on a street in north east London, stealing her handbag and leaving her with a broken arm.

Read more
Fancy somewhere different for dinner? [Photo courtesy of Events In The Sky]

This new London restaurant in Canary Wharf perched high in the sky lets diners experience Michelin-starred food from 100ft up.

Read more
11:51
The killer shark lurking among the fish in the Islington shop

An animatronic shark was installed in a fishmongers in Islington to scare the hell out of customers and promote unlikely sequel Sharknado 2.

Read more

TOP Stories

20 minutes ago
The man is seen without his wig, walking on the opposite side of the road (Picture: Metropolitan Police)

A brazen thief donned a ‘Rastafarian-style’ dreadlock wig and hat before running up to a woman on a street in north east London, stealing her handbag and leaving her with a broken arm.

Fancy somewhere different for dinner? [Photo courtesy of Events In The Sky]

This new London restaurant in Canary Wharf perched high in the sky lets diners experience Michelin-starred food from 100ft up.

11:51
The killer shark lurking among the fish in the Islington shop

An animatronic shark was installed in a fishmongers in Islington to scare the hell out of customers and promote unlikely sequel Sharknado 2.

Promotions

Renault-Zoe

The Renault ZOE follows on from the introduction of the electric Fluence ZE and Twizy, but unlike the former, the Zoe was designed from the ground up as an electric vehicle.

When no simple way to find Real Ale was at hand, 4 Ale enthusiasts got together to allow anyone with a smart phone to find Real Ale no matter where they happened to be, this was the birth of the Perfect Pint app.

London24 have partnered up with The Week magazine to offer you a complimentary issue – delivered free to your door.

London Bloggers

Thursday, July 24, 2014
London comedians are preparing for Edinburgh (Photo by Jeff J Mitchell/Getty Images)

During these sultry July afternoons and endless balmy evenings the nervous musings of young comedians in London drift to dreams of triumph on the Edinburgh stage.

Thursday, July 24, 2014
Punchdrunk's The Drowned Man poduction came to an end on Sunday, July 6

If you’ve been wandering around bereft of purpose, a wet-eyed stare fixed on your blank face, then no doubt you too are as gutted as I am that The Drowned Man has finally come to an end.

Thursday, July 24, 2014
(Photo by Joern Pollex/Getty Images)

We’ve been called P.I.G.S.

Quizzes

But which London?! [Photo courtesy of Basher Eyre]

Yoou might know London like the back of your hand, but how well do you know the other Londons - and London landmarks - across the world?

Read more
The prize is glory (Photo by Dan Kitwood/Getty Images)

It used to be Manhattan that was famous for its majestic skyline, but now our fair city is catching up. Do you know your Shard from your Heron Tower?

Read more
Test your London musical knowledge with our album quiz (Images via Getty)

Does your music knowledge stretch from The Rolling Stones to Rudimental, Spandau Ballet to Siouxsie and the Banshees? If so then test it out with our London bands quiz:

Read more