OLYMPIC TORCH RELAY: Week three from Isle of Man to Glasgow
KINDLED by the rays of the sun in Ancient Olympia, the Olympic torch finally arrives in the UK after a week-long journey around the home of the Games in Greece. Over the next ten weeks more than 8,000 will carry the torch - from the young to the old, the well-known to the deserving.
BIG CROWDS: Thousands have lined the streets during the first two weeks of the relay and the four-day Jubilee weekend is expected to see these numbers swell further (Getty Images)
JUNE 2 - DAY 15 - DOUGLAS, ISLE OF MAN - CASTLETOWN, ISLE OF MAN
The Olympic torch will make the first of its special Island stops when it spends the day on the Isle of Man, which is currently staging its famous TT motorcycle races.
Multiple TT winner Dave Molyneux will be among the torchbearers, with the flame riding as a passenger in his sidecar, but there is no confirmation about whether Manx's most famous sportsman, world champion cyclist Mark Cavendish, will be involved.
However, Locog's timings do stipulate the flame will be carried by peddle power at some point, so watch this space.
Among the locals nominated for their contributions to the community are Mo Sherring, 73, who is the chairwoman of the Isle of Man Special Olympics committee.
She has worked with disabled children of all ages for more than 30 years and has coached athletes at both the Summer and Winter Games.
In addition to travel by bike and motorcycle, the torch will also journey on a lifeboat and two trams.
KEY TIMINGS - 10:25 - National Sports Centre, Isle of Man, 10:35 - TT motorbike sidecar, Isle of Man, 11:45 - Lifeboat Station, Douglas, Isle of Man, 12:15 - Horse Tram, Douglas, Isle of Man, 12:20 - Cyclist, Douglas, Isle of Man, 12:35 - Manx Electric Railway, Isle of Man
JUNE 3 - DAY 16 - BELFAST TO PORTRUSH
The torch arrives in Northern Ireland for what promises to be a historic few days, with stops at the new Titanic Museum, where it will mark 100 years since the famous ship sunk, and the seat of government in the province - Stormont House.
Promising ice skaters Dempsey Andrews, 15, Brooke Andrews, 14 and Niamh Nchale, 15, will be among the torchbearers.
KEY TIMINGS - 06:00 - Titanic Museum Belfast, 09:00 - Stormont House, 09:56 - Belfast Zoo, 11:44 - Carrickfergus Castle, 13:20 - Carfunnock Country Park
BIKE STAR: Multiple Isle of Man TT winner Dave Molyneux will take the torch on a speedy sidecar journey
JUNE 4 - DAY 17 - COLERAINE - LONDONDERRY/DERRY
One brave torchbearer with a head for heights will carry the flame across the Carrick-A-Rede Rope Bridge, a 30 metre deep, 20 metre wide chasm that links mainland Ireland to the tiny island of Carrickarede.
Another bridge will also feature on the route - the Peace Bridge over the River Foyle, which brings the largely unionist East Derry closer to the largely nationalist West Derry, South Derry and the city centre.
Among the torchbearers are 12-year olds Ella-rose Sainsbury and Marie Mallet.
KEY TIMINGS - 09:38 - Carrick-A-Rede Rope Bridge, 11:33 - Giants Causeway, 12:28 - Dunluce Castle, 13:43 - River Bann, 18:41 - Derry~Londonderry Peace Bridge
HEAD FOR HEIGHTS: One brave torchbearer will take the flame across Carrick-A-Rede Rope Bridge in Northern Ireland
JUNE 5 - DAY 18 - LONDONDERRY/DERRY - NEWRY
93-year old community worker Bob Lingwood will carry the torch through Enniskillen to honour nearly sixty years dedication to a number of local causes.
Husband and wife Derek and Yvonne Bowles will also take the flame in recognition of their combined charity work.
Originally built in the 16th century, Enniskillen Castle will be one of the day's major landmarks.
KEY TIMINGS - 09:30 - Marble Arch Caves, 12:21 - Enniskillen Castle
JUNE 6 - DAY 19 - DUBLIN - BELFAST
A host of famous sporting names will carry the torch as it crosses the border into Dublin.
The International Olympic Committee banned international stops on the torch relay following protests in the build-up to the Beijing Games but made a special exception for the Irish Republic in recognition of the ongoing work to secure the peace process.
Grand National and Gold Cup winning jockey Ruby Walsh, Irish football legend Paul McGrath, former boxing world champion Wayne McCulloch and Olympic silver medallist Kenny Egan are among the confirmed torchbearers - and expect some surprises.
The flame will visit Croke Park, home of Ireland's GAA sports, and the Garden of Remembrance, which is dedicated to the memory of 'all those who gave their lives in the cause of Irish freedom'.
It will cross the border back into Newry and conclude the day in Belfast.
KEY TIMINGS - 09:13 - Croke Park, 09:55 - Garden of Remembrance, 11:35 - Government buildings, 11:45 - Mansion House, 13:29 - Newry Town Hall
JUNE 7 - DAY 20 - NEWCASTLE - MOORFIELDS
Olympic gold medallist Stephen Martin, who was part of Great Britain's hockey team at the 1984, 1988 and 1992 Games, will carry the torch after being nominated by his 15-year old daughter Hannah.
Retired head teacher Jim McDowell - who has been a volunteer football coach for 25 years - is another torchbearer while 13-year old Lucia Mee is recognised after winning four medals at last year's World Transplant Games in Sweden.
The torch will also visit the UK's largest lake Lough Neagh - it's 20 miles long and nine miles wide.
KEY TIMINGS - 12:34 - Lough Neagh
JUNE 8 - DAY 21 - STRANRAER - GLASGOW
The flame travels to Scotland for the start of a week of celebrations, which also coincide with London 2012 partner Bank of Scotland's National School Sport Week.
After visiting the birthplace of Robert Burns, the flame will arrive at Hampden Park, one of the venues for London 2012 football matches.
Glasgow is preparing for their own Games - the 2014 Commonwealth Games - and a host of Scottish sports stars are expected to be involved.
Aspiring Olympic fencer Callum O'Donnell, who is part of Bank of Scotland's Local Heroes scheme, is one of many youngsters involved in the relay.
KEY TIMINGS - 09:40 - Robert Burns Birthplace Museum, 16:26 - Hampden Park, 17:43 - Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum
© Sportsbeat 2012