On Tuesday 10th July 2012, it was Reading’s turn to welcome the Olympic flame. The torch relay started the day in Oxford before travelling through Abingdon, Wallingford, Henley-on-Thames, Maidenhead, Slough, Windsor, Ascot and Bracknell before finally arriving at the Madejski Stadium, Reading, for an official reception.
Thousands of supporters braved the showers to celebrate this historic event that signifies peace, unity and friendship.
Select, who provides a total waste management service to the stadium complex, supplied additional recycling containers to cope with the increase in litter. Some of our staff also joined the crowds to have their photograph taken with several unlit Olympic torches that the official sponsors had kindly laid on.