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Birmingham 2022 Queen's Baton Relay

Baton Relay Information

The Birmingham 2022 Queen's Baton relay will visit North Warwickshire Thursday July 21st 2022 as it makes its way to Birmingham for the Commonwealth Games.

The Relay began on 7 October at Buckingham Palace when Her Majesty The Queen placed her message to the Commonwealth into the Baton. This message will be read at the Opening Ceremony in Birmingham, following an epic journey across the Commonwealth visiting all 72 nations and territories, embracing unique cultures and sharing stories.

Starting it's journey in North Warwickshire on the 21st July at Aston Villa's Bodymoor Heath Training Ground the baton will then visit Kingsbury Water Park before dropping into Atherstone for the traditional relay along Long Street and Witherley Road before finishing its time in the borough at a sports festival at The Queen Elizabeth Academy.


14 Batonbearers will carry The Queen's Baton Relay as it makes its journey through North Warwickshire.

Batonbearers are people who:

  • are always willing to take on a challenge and has a unique and inspiring story
  • have made a meaningful contribution to sport, education, the arts, culture, or charity
  • are a figure of inspiration that positively challenges others to achieve their best
  • have taken on a challenge or cause and made a positive impact within their community


  • Aston Villa Training Groud
  • Kingsbury Water Park
  • Atherstone - Long Street and Witherley Road
  • The Queen Elizabeth Academy

Road closures

Long Street from the Memorial Hall to the Blue Boar Witherley Road will be CLOSED from 8:30am - 11:30am at the latest.


During the Queen's Baton Relay

You can watch the relay pass through Atherstone on Long Street and Witherley Road, keep a look out for our staff so you can grab your free flag.

Last updated Monday, 4th July 2022

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