The cavalcade began with a number of policemen on motorbikes, followed by police cars and then buses representing various sponsors of the Games. CocaCola and Samsung were handing out drinks and flags to the people lining the road but Lloyds TSB entertained us with these happy dancers, clad in green.
Behind them came a number of buses carrying torchbearers and guests:
We particularly liked this miniature version of a London bus:
The torchbearer eventually came into view, escorted by a group of security police men and women.
Despite that bit of petty officiousness, I think the relay is a great way of celebrating the games coming to London. If you get the opportunity to see it then do.
I was disappointed with my photographs but standing in a crowd, taking pictures of moving vehicles and runners was hardly the best way to try out the new camera. We walked home along the river bank so that I could try some more and these are better: