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Only 3 weeks until Birmingham 2022 Queen’s Baton Relay visits Nuneaton and Bedworth!

Published on Thursday, 30th June 2022

Nuneaton and Bedworth are gearing up to welcome the Queen’s Baton on Thursday 21 July!

The Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games is fast approaching. Come along to join in the Queen’s Baton Relay celebrations right here in the Borough on this momentous occasion!

As well as cheering on our fantastic Batonbearers, there will be some great celebrations to watch and activities to get involved in.

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.

Nuneaton

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.

Bedworth

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.

Councillor Sue Markham, Portfolio holder for Public Services said:

“There’s not long to go now before our Borough welcomes the Queen’s Baton! Alongside the excitement of cheering on the Baton we have some fantastic celebrations happening in Nuneaton and Bedworth on the day for people get involved in.

 “I really hope that our community will come together to take part in what will be a momentous occasion for the Borough.”                                                                                                                       

Several Batonbearers, will have the honour of carrying the Baton during the journey across the Borough. Nominated in recognition of their contributions to their local community, watch this space for a focus on their stories in the coming weeks.

The Queen’s Baton Relay will culminate in the host city of Birmingham, where it will take a central role in the Opening Ceremony on 28 July 2022.

The Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games will be held from 28 July until the 8 August 2022 and will be part of an incredible summer of sport.

For more information on the Queen’s Baton Relay, visit www.birmingham2022.com/qbr.