THE QUEEN’S Baton Relay will be visiting South Warwickshire on Friday July 22.
The relay for the Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games, will pass through Kenilworth, Whitnash, Warwick, Gaydon and Stratford.
Birmingham 2022 is hosting the 16th official Queen’s Baton Relay – a journey which brings together and celebrates communities across the Commonwealth during the build up to the Games.
The Queen’s Baton Relay is set to travel the length and breadth of England for a total of 29 days, before culminating at the Opening Ceremony for Birmingham 2022 on July 28.
Kicking off on June 2, the baton will spend four days in London, coinciding with the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee Weekend. The baton will then resume the international journey and return to England on July 4 to commence a 25-day tour of the regions.
In Stratford district, it will stop off at the British Motor Museum in Gaydon at 10am and an hour later will be at Stratford Recreation Ground.
During its time in Warwick district, the relay will visit Kenilworth Castle, Warwick, and Whitnash Civic Centre and Library.
Jeff Coope, managing director of the British Motor Museum, said: “We are delighted that the Birmingham 2022 Queen’s Baton Relay will visit the museum as part of its incredible journey through England this summer. We are looking forward to celebrating the arrival of the baton and will be working with our local community and visitors to give it a warm welcome.”
Since its inaugural appearance at the Cardiff 1958 Commonwealth Games, the Queen’s Baton Relay has been a tradition for the Commonwealth Games.
The Birmingham 2022 Queen’s Baton Relay began at Buckingham Palace last October, when The Queen placed her message to the Commonwealth into the baton and passed it to four-time Paralympic gold medallist Kadeena Cox, who had the honour of being the first of thousands of Batonbearers to carry it.
Since then, the baton has visited Commonwealth nations and territories in Europe, Africa, Oceania. It still has further destinations in the Caribbean, the Americas, and more countries in Europe, including the Home Nations consisting of five days in Scotland, four in Northern Ireland and five in Wales, before returning to England in summer for the final countdown to the Commonwealth Games.
The Birmingham 2022 website will be updated with information over the coming months, with detail on the events and where to line the route.
Visit www.birmingham2022.com/queens-baton-relay for further details.