The Olympic Torch relay continued on Tuesday with the flame travelling from Coventry to Leicester on day 46 of its journey across Great Britain.
For 46 days the Olympic torch has been working its way across Britain, but on Tuesday the crowds were braving the rain to cheer the roads from Coventry to Leicester.
Always one to make a dramatic entrance, the torch was flown into the air by jet pack at the city's National Space Centre in the morning.
It then travelled through Leicester and was carried by one of the city's most famous faces - former England football captain Gary Lineker.
SOUNDBITE: (English) Gary Lineker, Former England national team captain:
"Brilliant experience, huge privilege, great honour and especially to do it back here in Leicester as well - it means a lot."
The 51-year-old, who played for Leicester and who was born in the city, worked the crowds like a pro.
The flame then travelled to Quorn on the Great Central Railway then on to Loughborough and the new base camp of Team GB.
But no time to rest as the flame then headed to Asfordby before passing through the traditional home of the pork pie, Melton Mowbray.
The torch will spend the night in Peterborough before moving on to Norwich tomorrow.
Gary Lineker carries Olympic torchWednesday, July 04 2012