11:12am Saturday 23rd June 2012
By Lisa Woodhouse
AROUND 50 members of the Blackburn with Darwen Acrobatic Gymnastic Club lined Preston New Road to cheer on the torch before taking part in a demonstration for the crowds.
Coach Nicola Bradley said: “It’s a once in a lifetime opportunity for all the gymnasts.
“They work hard at a grassroots level and it inspires them to carry on in their sport.”
Fellow coach Samantha Crewe said: “We spent the last week making torches and flags to bring with us to show our support. We have members with us from the pre-school and intermediate groups.”
The gymnasts, who train at Grimshaw Street in Darwen, performed in the town centre on Saturday afternoon.
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