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 from SNAP.PA

Instead of refreshing Reddit every 10 minutes looking for new plot leaks, why not be more productive this year?

Read more

EastEnders actor Shane Richie speaks out about Alfie and Kat Moon’s exit from Albert Square.

Read more

Coronation Street actress Paula Lane has talked about Kylie Platt’s marriage disintegrating on the ITV soap.

Read more

Promoted content

We've got a great selection of Secret Santa presents and stocking fillers for under a tenner...  (Photo by Matt Cardy/Getty Images)

Office Secret Santa: it’s a Christmas ritual that everyone dreads, but no-one wants to seem like a Scrooge by saying no. Never fear, London24 is here to make buying gifts for Dave in Accounts simple and stress-free, with a selection of presents for under a tenner

Money saving Christmas gifts to add to your shopping list!

It’s nearly time to go on the hunt for Christmas presents, stuck on what to get for your nearest and dearest? We’ve picked out a selection of great deals to get you started and to help you save some pennies!

A Gogglebox family will have to keep their comments about the week’s TV to themselves from now on.

The online encyclopaedia created a special video showing how the year’s event are linked.

People are divided and it’s definitely following a pattern.

The Interview is about an attempt to assassinate North Korean leader Kim Jong-un.

TOP Stories

55 minutes ago
The suspect white BMW is captured on CCTV turning off Hornsey High Street into the car park of Greig City Academy.

Police are circulating CCTV footage of a white BMW car involved in the attempted abduction of two teenage pupils from outside their schools in Muswell Hill and Hornsey.

Police believe this man has information that can help them in their enquiries [Photographs from British Transport Police]

Police are appealing to the public to help them catch a pervert who struck on trains travelling through Hackney Downs and Walthamstow, and believe the man in these pictures can help them.

12:46
Michael Hall, 71, is missing with his dog Suki

Missing pensioner Michael Hall, 71, who has Alzheimer’s has not been seen since yesterday morning at around when he left his Croydon home with his little dog Suki.

London Bloggers

Thursday, November 27, 2014
The main room at the Museum of Comedy (Pic: Steve Ullathorne)

This week I visited the Museum of Comedy located at the corner of Museum Street and Bloomsbury Way in the crypt under St George’s Church.

Thursday, November 27, 2014
Bird Lovegod

I genuinely and honestly have only a slight problem when it comes to buying domain names.

Friday, November 14, 2014
Bird says back up your data

What happened after a friend of mine lost basically everything he’d created in the last 5 years: