Queen’s Baton to travel to travel through Kidsgrove

The route that the Queen’s Baton will take in the lead-up to the Commonwealth Games this summer has been announced and Kidsgrove is included on the route.

As part of a national announcement of the route through England, the four locations that the Baton will visit in the borough on 18 July are the Belong Heritage Gallery, Keele University campus, the Harecastle Tunnel and Trent and Mersey Canal in Kidsgrove as well as the Pump Track at Newchapel.  

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.

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 28 July 2022. On Monday 18 July Newcastle-under-Lyme will officially welcome the Baton. A busy schedule of activities and events are planned with opportunities to highlight untold stories from Baton bearers who are striving for change in their community.

For the events in Kidsgrove, members of the Harecastle Tunnel and Trent and Mersey Canal, Canal and River Trust have organised a unique adventure for the Baton, as it is carried on a narrowboat along the canal. This will be followed by a themed programme of activities with local schools and members of the community.

The final visit for the Baton will be to Newchapel Pump Track, where local schoolchildren and members of the local community will take part in cycling and sports events.

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.

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