HUNDREDS of people have already started to gather in Rossendale 30 minutes before the Olympic torch is expected.

The route will lead from Crawshawbooth to Reedsholme and Rawtenstall.

The torch will pass St James the Less Church in Rawtenstall, where building firm manager Darren Heys, from Lumb and his bride-to-be Catherine Lloyd will be married just in time to see the torch as it heads down Burnley Road.