Flame to take ferry to Liverpool
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The Olympic flame will take a ferry across the River Mersey to Liverpool on day 14 of the relay.
It is due to leave Bolton at 0606 BST and while it is in the North West will be carried by ferry from Birkenhead.
The flame will also visit Aintree, the home of the famous Grand National race meetingand Knowsley Safari Park.
It will be carried by Olympic track cycling champion Chris Boardman MBE - who is from Westy Kirby - and former Spice Girl Mel C.
When it gets to Liverpool there will be an evening celebration for which 10,000 free tickets have been allocated.
The first of the 157 torchbearers of the day will be 16-year-old Antony Evitts from Bolton.
The keen swimmer, who attends Canon Slade School, won the Bolton Sport and Physical Activity Award (BOSPAA) for Sports Achiever of the Year in 2010.
He is hoping to represent Great Britain at the 2016 Olympic Games in Brazil.
Among the Olympians carrying the torch will be cyclist Boardman who won the individual pursuit at the 1992 Barcelona Olympics.
He also went on to win two world titles on the track and three stages of the Tour de France.
And Olympian Earnest "Mike" Hatcliff, 78, will be carrying the torch through Horwich.
The former swimmer represented Great Britain at the 1956 Games and in 1971 he started his own School of Swimming in Lytham St Annes.
He estimates he taught around 42,000 children to swim.
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Other torchbearers during the day include:
- James Hughes, 39, from Liverpool. He has a condition called Anophthalmia, which means he was born with no eyes. He has run 41 marathons and 71 half marathons.
- Norman Wells, 91, will be running through Ormskirk. In 1946 he was a key founder of the Liverpool Trojans baseball club and in 2011 he won the Sefton Sport Lifetime Acheivement award.
- Kathleen Tyson, 63, will be carrying the torch through Birkenhead. She has fostered more than 200 children over 25 years.
After the flame leaves Bolton it is due to go to Horwich, Chorley, Euxton, Croston, Burscough, Ormskirk, Southport, Ainsdale, Formby, Crosby, St Helen's, Knowsley Safari Park, Huyton, Knotty Ash, Old Swan and then Liverpool.
It will visit Aintree Racecourse, where it will be taken through the grandstands and out on to the racecourse.
Torchbearers will also take the flame to Anthony Gormley's Another Place in Crosby.
It is then scheduled to take the tunnel under the Mersey to Birkenhead before going back to Livepool, via ferry, for around 1900 BST.
There will be an evening celebration on Liverpool's waterfront at Pier Head. It will feature a homecoming performance from band The Wombats as well as from dance act Twist and Pulse.
Fans will also be able to watch performances on the BBC Big Screen also located in Pier Head.
A total of 8,000 people will carry the flame on its 8,000 mile, 70-day journey around the UK to the opening ceremony of the Olympic Games on 27 July.