While the Olympic flame will bypass the world’s greatest stone circle at Avebury and be driven in a van without so much as a pause right past Silbury, Europe’s greatest prehistoric mound,  it will at least be carried by runners right along Silbury Boulevard, Milton Keynes!

Council Leader Andrew Geary said: “The Olympic torch is a symbol of striving for the very best, that super positive attitude which embodies the spirit of Milton Keynes and its residents.”

On the other hand, if examples of British ‘can do’ attitudes are needed for displaying to the world, Avebury Henge and Silbury Hill would be hard to beat!