Birmingham 2022 Queen’s Baton Relay to visit Telford
The Birmingham 2022 Queen’s Baton Relay will be visiting various locations in Telford and Wrekin and we encourage you to come down and cheer on the Baton-bearers, some of them our own local heroes, and welcome the baton to the region as Telford and Wrekin officially welcome the relay on Tuesday 19 July.
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. In England, the Queen’s Baton Relay will provide the opportunity for communities to experience the excitement for Birmingham 2022, as the 11 days of show stopping sport nears ever closer.
How to get involved in Telford, Tuesday 19 July:
The Telford leg of the baton relay will be begin by visiting Ironbridge, as well as passing under the Ironbridge down the River Severn on a specially commissioned coracle between 8:00 – 8:30am with a special celebration at the world famous bridge.
Watch the relay and baton bearers carry the baton through The Ironbridge Gorge Museum Trusts’ Blist Hill Victorian Town. Tickets are free but must be booked in advance. You need to arrive by 8:20am at the latest. You can find out more online and also sign up for FREE tickets.
Spectators are also encouraged to come down to Southwater and Telford Town Park to line the route of the relay from 8.30am for the arrival of the baton just before 9.00am. A relay circuit of Southwater and the Town Park will be highlighted with a celebration of sports in the QEII Arena with school children, including a podium moment for the baton.
Members of the public are encouraged to get involved with the celebrations and embrace the arrival of the Baton, taking the opportunity to experience the buzz of Birmingham 2022 in their community. The Birmingham 2022 website will more details on the events and where to line the route.
The Queen’s Baton for Birmingham 2022 was created in a West Midlands collaboration that fused art, technology and science. Made from copper, aluminium and steel, the Baton also features a platinum strand in homage to The Queen in her Platinum Jubilee year. It is also equipped with cutting-edge technology; 360-degree camera, heart rate monitor, atmospheric sensors and LED lighting.