Credit: Commonwealth Games Website

The Commonwealth Games Queen’s Baton relay across the UK is making its way to the North East.

8 years after the Commonwealth Games was held in Glasgow, it makes its return back to the UK to be hosted in Birmingham this year. Whilst the games edges closer to starting, the baton relay has reached the UK for its finishing stages.

Part of the UK leg of the relay involves the baton making its way to the North East. Starting on July 14th, the baton can be seen passing through Middlesbrough at 10:23, Durham at 15:45 and Sunderland at 18:45. This will then be followed by a celebration marking the end of the first day in the North East.

The baton then makes its way more locally, passing through many costal towns. You can see the baton starting from South Shields at 8:45, moving to Whitely Bay at 10:21 and then the final costal town, Blyth at 10:56. From there the baton goes inland making its way to Alnwick at 14:00, before finally making its way down to Gateshead at 17:00 and finishing at Newcastle at 18:15.

To follow the baton route and celebrations you can find out more information on the Commonwealth Games website.


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