OLYMPIC TORCH 7am: Battle and Rye are you ready for the torch?

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IT’S the day after the night before for the Olympic flame as it begins day 61 of its epic 70-day, 8,000 mile nationwide journey from Hastings this morning.

After being paraded through the towns of East Sussex yesterday with thousands lining the streets on its route from Brighton through Royal Tunbridge Wells, Lewes, Eastbourne, Bexhill and St Leonards, before arriving at The Stade in Hastings in the evening, it’s a new day for the runners.

Last night, the torch relay culminated with a concert and celebration at The Stade with a performance by the Rizzle Kicks.

The 57-mile day will begin at Battle Abbey this morning for a brief stop before taking a trip on the East Hill Cliff Railway.

The torch will then head off on a route towards Dover which will take in Rye, Hamstreet, Ashford, Hythe, Sandgate, Folkestone and Samphire Hoe.

This is the torch relay route’s schedule for today:

7:45 Battle Abbey

8:17 Funicular Railway

8:34 East Cliff

8:47 Rock-A-Nore Road

8:48 Fishing yard

8:54 Rock-A-Nore Road

8:55 A259 Bourne Road

9:02 A259 Old London Road

9:18 A259 Rye Road

9:44 Rye

9:44 A259 New Winchelsea Road

9:55 A268 Wish Street

9:56 Wish Ward

9:57 The Mint

9:59 High Street

10:03 A268 Cinque Ports Street

10:04 A268 Fishmarket Road

10:05 A259 New Road