Crowds line the streets of Redhill and Reigate to welcome the Olympic Torch
Reigate and Banstead residents came out in force on Friday 20 July to welcome the Olympic Torch Relay into the borough.
The day kicked off in Redhill, where the crowds started to build from mid-morning. The excitement was at fever pitch by the time the Olympic Mascot; Wenlock arrived to cheer the crowds.
Over 20,000 people lined Reigate High Street, waving flags in anticipation of the Olympic Torch convoy’s arrival. The Mayor, Cllr Roger Newstead was also there to welcome the Olympic Torch on this historic occasion.
The Council saw a record number of visitors to our Torch Relay webpages with 14,172 page views. Four thousand people viewed the Torch Relay content on the day and over two thousand visitors the day before.
On Twitter we reached around 20,000 people with our Torch Relay information on the day.
• 18,341 people saw retweets (our tweets forwarded on by others)
• 1,568 people follow of our own account @reigatebanstead.
The BBC website used one of our tweets as part of their minute by minute torch relay commentary.
Last updated : 27/07/2012