Cheer on the Commonwealth Games Relay Relay in Stratford
TIMINGS has been published for the Birmingham 2022 Queen’s Baton Relay visit to Stratford and Gaydon.
The relay, which celebrates the Commonwealth Games in Birmingham, will pass through the district on Friday July 22, arriving first in Gaydon with a visit to the British Motor Museum at 9.57am.
Three baton bearers will be joined by the Queen’s 1953 Land Rover Series 1, which accompanied Her Majesty and Prince Philip on a six-month tour of the Commonwealth shortly after the coronation.
The procession then heads to Stratford where the first baton bearer will begin the relay through the town at 10:51 a.m., starting at the outdoor gymnasium.
The route, which will involve nine pole carriers, will loop around the Rec to the new cycle path (at 10.56am) where Heart of England Mencap will present one of its free accessible cycling sessions.
The stick will then be taken to the Avon Boating chain ferry (11.09am) to cross the river and onto the Royal Shakespeare Theater (11.17am) where there will be a photo of the stick with representatives from Forest of Hearts, who have recently worked with the Royal Shakespeare Company to create a forest garden at The Dell.
Baton carriers will then walk along Waterside, up Bridge Street and finish in Henley Street near the Shakespeare statue at 11.29am.
The event also includes, from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m., the chance to try out Everyone Active gear on the Rec.
Cllr Ian Shenton, climate change portfolio holder with responsibilities for leisure at Stratford District Council, said: ‘It is such an honor for the district of Stratford-on-Avon to be part of the Queen’s Baton Relay, especially with the Commonwealth Games on our doorstep. We look forward to celebrating his arrival and giving him a warm welcome.
Members of the public are encouraged to get involved in the celebrations and cheer on the flag bearers in the district.
The relay relay, which will have covered the whole of England for a total of 29 days, will end at the Birmingham 2022 Opening Ceremony on July 28.
For more information on the Queen’s Baton Relay, visit www.birmingham2022.com/qbr.