Paralympian to carry the torch in his home town

Brain Alldis has changed from wheelchair racing to hand cycling.'Pictured; Brain Alldis with his new hand cycle.
Brain Alldis has changed from wheelchair racing to hand cycling.'Pictured; Brain Alldis with his new hand cycle.
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PARALYMPIAN wheelchair racer Brian Alldis will carry the Olympic flame through Bury St Edmunds this afternoon.

Alldis, who was originally scheduled to carry the torch in Bishop’s Stortford, announced on twitter yesterday that he would be carrying the torch in his home town.

Brian has swapped places with Bernie Cotton, who has also represented Great Britain at the Olympics, Bernie who is from Bishop’s Stortford but was due to run in Bury St Edmunds contacted Brian suggesting the exchange,

Brian said: “It’s such a pleasure to carry it in Bury I can’t wait - it’s going to be an amazing experience.”

The paralympian, who competed in the 2008 Beijing Olympics, will carry the torch past County Upper School, where he was a student, on Beetons Way at 4.44pm.

Estimations of the timings for today’s torchbearers were announced this morning:

Horringer Road

15:42 Kyle Mclean

Out Westgate

15:45 Jennifer Kent

15:48 Andrew Baxter

15:51 Tom Chan

15:54 Richard Fitzsimons

Crown Street/ Angel Hill

16:12 Sarah Farley

Mustow Street/ Northgate Street

16:15 Matthew Humphrey

16:18 Thomas Duncan

16:21 Stewart Bethell

16:24 Carolyn Hare

Fornham Road

16:27 Chai Wai Frankie Tang

Tollgate Lane

16:31 Michelle Gidney

16:34 Martin Mead

Beetons Way

16:41 Ryan Jay

16:44 Brian Alldis

16:47 Alysia Mcintyre

The torch relay will finish at Bury St Edmunds Leisure Centre where Alysia Mcintyre will complete a lap of the athletics track with the flame.