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Come and support the arrival of the Olympic Torch in Maidstone!
The Olympic Torch arrives in Maidstone at Leeds Castle on the night of Thursday 19th July and begins its journey through Maidstone from Mote Park at 06:42am on the Friday morning. As a result Fremlin Walk will open it's car park all night so that the public can arrive early in order to watch the Torch relay as it progresses through the town.
• Mote park car park
• Mote park car park - Left Turn
• Mote Park entrance
• Mote Park gates - Veer Right
• Mote Ave
• Mote Road
• Mote Road - Right Turn
• Wat Tyler Way
• Wat Tyler Way - Left Turn
• Kings St
• High Street
• High Street - Left Turn
• A229 Bishops Way - Veer Right
• A229 Mill St - Right Turn
• Archbishop's House entrance - Right Turn
• River approach path to jetty
• ALT - Rowing boat from Archbishops Palace
• ALT - Rowing boat to Maidstone Rowing Club
• Maidstone Rowing Club
• Jetty forecourt - Veer Left
• James Whatham Way to A229 Royal Engineers Rd
The torch then rejoins the convoy on it's way to Gillingham
Please be aware that there are no road closures planned by Maidstone Borough Council – however, the torch will travel as a rolling road block so there may be some delays. Access to Fremlin Walk will not be restricted due to this event.
The Maidstone Mile!
Following on from the Torch Relay in the morning there is also a Mile Run through the town in the evening, starting in Week Street at 6.15pm. The route is through Week Street, into Station Road, then into St Faith's Street, along Fairmeadow and then up the High Street to finish at the junction with Week Street.
The race will start at 6.15pm and it is envisaged that there could be delays to traffic that is exiting Fremlin Walk car park for a small period of time. A traffic management system is in place to close roads for the shortest period of time possible, and have been asked to keep the entrance and exits open as long as possible before the run comes past. As soon as the final runner has passed by, the road will be re-opened.
An additional 45 minutes exit time will automatically be added to all car park users tickets to avoid any further delays.