Charnwood Youth Councillor Takes Part in Olympic Torch Relay rehearsals
On 20th April 2012 the Olympic Torch relay test event took place on the section of the official route between Leicester and Peterborough.
Charnwood Youth Councillor, Michael Meyerstein, was nominated by Charnwood Borough Council to participate in the test event for the Olympic torch relay. Michael said "It was an honour to be nominated to take part in the event. It is a once in a lifetime opportunity that not many others will get to do. The whole experience was excellent".
Michael had to carry the torch over a 300 metre stretch, the last part of the leg at Loughborough university. At the end of the stretch Michael was greeted by Lord Sebastian Coe, Chair of the London 2012 Organising Committee (LOCOG).
The event was covered by many local and national radio and television stations and replicates the route the Olympic torch will take for the official relay.