The Paralympic torch
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Paralympics torch bearer Tim McVea on carrying flame

The last Paralympic cauldron to be lit ahead of the 2012 Games has been sparked by Paralympian cyclist Simon Richardson in Cardiff.

About 100 people gathered at City Hall on Monday morning to watch the cauldron being lit, with Chariots of Fire playing as the clock struck 08:00 BST.

There was a torch relay around the capital on Monday and a final relay from Stoke Mandeville Hospital, Buckinghamshire, to the stadium in east London on Tuesday.

Torch bearer Tim McVea, 26, from Swansea, tells BBC Wales presenter Peter Johnson why he was nominated.

  • 27 Aug 2012
  • From the section Wales