The Queen's Baton Relay to travel through Beverley and Market Weighton in July
Wed, 11 May 2022

The Birmingham 2022 Queen's Baton Relay is confirmed to visit East Riding of Yorkshire during its final journey through England this summer, as the full route is revealed.

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 showstopping 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. Kicking off on Thursday, 2 June, the Baton will spend four days in London, coinciding with the Queen's Platinum Jubilee Weekend. The Baton will then resume the international journey and return to England on Monday, 4 July to commence a 25-day tour of the regions.

On Wednesday, 13 July 2022, East Riding of Yorkshire will officially welcome the Baton.

A busy schedule of activities and events are being planned for the Queen's Baton Relay, with opportunities to highlight untold stories from Batonbearers who are striving for change in their community.

During its time in East Riding of Yorkshire, the Queen's Baton Relay will visit Beverley and Market Weighton. Please note, short term road closures are expected on the day and will be announced in due course.

The route for the Baton's time in East Riding of Yorkshire is as follows:

  • BEVERLEY - STARTS at Beverley Minster (10:26) - Highgate - Wednesday Market - Toll Gavel - Saturday Market - Lairgate - New Walk - Molescroft Road - ENDS near Longcroft School (11:02)
  • MARKET WEIGHTON - STARTS at Beverley Road roundabout (11:29) - High Street - Holme Road - ENDS near Sandwalk, before A1079 roundabout (11:42)

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 be updated with information over the coming months, with detail on the events and where to line the route.

Thousands of Batonbearers, each with inspiring backgrounds and stories, will have the honour of carrying the Baton during the journey through England, including those nominated in recognition of their contributions to their local community, whether that be in sport, education, the arts, culture or charity. Between 40 and 130 Batonbearers will carry the Baton each day, and the Relay will reach hundreds of villages, towns and cities during its tour of the country.  

One of the confirmed community Batonbearers in East Riding of Yorkshire is Luke Lambert. Luke from Beverley lost his mum Jenny, 62, to a brain tumour in November 2019. His tragic loss was the inspiration behind the 29-year-old's five-day, 250-kilometre Wadi Rum Desert ultramarathon in the Jordanian desert, where temperatures reached 42 degrees Celsius.

Luke's gruelling journey last October saw him develop severe plantar fasciitis in his right foot on the first day, but he pushed through the pain barrier in memory of his mum. He raised more than £23,000 for Brain Tumour Research and Young Minds UK.

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


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