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Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games

Commonwealth Games

Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games

The Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games will be held from 28 July until 8 August 2022 and will be part of an incredible summer of sport. It will be the biggest event that the West Midlands has ever staged and the biggest sporting event to be held in the UK since London 2012.

The Games will have 19 sports with 8 para sports integrated into the programme – the biggest Commonwealth para sports programme ever!

Birmingham 2022 Queen’s Baton Relay

Birmingham 2022 is staging the 16th official Queen’s Baton Relay - a Games tradition that celebrates, connects and excites communities across the Commonwealth during the build up to the Games.

The Queen’s Baton is travelling for a total 294 days and will visit all nations and territories of the Commonwealth.

We are delighted to announce that Nuneaton and Bedworth, will welcome the Queen’s Baton Relay on Thursday, 21 July.

During its time in the Borough the Queen’s Baton Relay will follow the schedule below. Spectators are advised to arrive early to ensure they secure their place on the route before the convoy and Batonbearers arrive.


The Baton will travel through Riversley Park and finish in the Pingles Athletics Stadium.

Don’t miss a special variety performance where talented secondary school children from across the Borough will take part in Nuneaton’s Got Talent! This will take place at the bandstand in Riversley Park, starting at approx.11.30am until 1pm.

11:49am - Batonbearer team arrives at Clinic Drive.

11.54am – The Baton will visit the Gurkha memorial before travelling around the park to the bandstand.

12:02pm – The Baton will pause at the bandstand.

12.17pm – The Baton leaves the bandstand and continues through the tunnel, finishing with a loop around the stadium.

12.28pm – The Baton will remain in the stadium as schools take part in a mass fitness session (stadium is closed to the public – this is for local schools only)

12.41pm – The Baton leaves Nuneaton.


The Baton will travel through part of the town centre, finishing with a loop of Bedworth Miners’ Welfare Park where a Batonbearer will ride the Baton around the Mountain Bike Trail!

Taking place in Miners’ Welfare Park from 1 to 3pm there will be a host of fun, interactive activities for children and adults to take part in. On the grassed area behind the Tennis Courts activities will include a range of sports equipment for participants to try their hand at and a fitness session for people to participate in.

13.39pm – The Batonbearer team arrives on Rye Piece Ringway (outside St Francis School)

13.41pm - Convoy and Baton will travel along Rye Piece Ringway towards the Corner Pin Island.

13.44pm – The Baton will turn right into King Street, moving towards the town Centre and along High Street towards the Park.

13.49pm – The Baton will enter the park and travel down the slope behind the Memorial Gate to the end of the path. The Baton will then travel past the children’s play area and tennis courts before looping around the whole park.

14.08pm - A Batonbearer will cycle with the Baton around Miners’ Mountain Bike Trails’.

14.23pm – The Baton will leave Bedworth.

Active Grant Scheme

Nuneaton and Bedworth Borough Councils Sports Development Team are offering an ‘Active for Life’ funding scheme which can provide up to £1000, to enable sports clubs, community organisations, social enterprises and others to carry out new, original and innovative projects that engage target communities and people in Nuneaton and Bedworth to become more physically active.

We are looking for well thought out programmes that engage with residents and contribute to the reduction of health inequalities through the increase of physical activity and increased participation levels.

This year the Active Grant scheme will be linked with the B2022 Commonwealth Games Legacy – Connecting communities and getting people active long term, improving their health & wellbeing. We are looking for original and innovative projects delivered by sports clubs, community organisations, not-for-profit and social enterprises.

Applications are now open! Find out more about Active Grants 

Last updated Thursday, 30th June 2022

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