Queen’s Baton Relay – Wales route and highlights

Below you will find a day by day guide to the highlights of the Queen’s Baton Relay route through Wales. For more detailed information regarding specific events and timings please visit the local organiser websites, links have been provided.

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Day 1 – Saturday 24 May 2014

The baton will touch down in Wales at Cardiff Airport during the morning of Saturday 24 May.

The first opportunity the Welsh public will have to see the baton will be at the Six Bells Pit Party later that morning. Throughout the day there will also be a Street Games bonanza at Ebbw Vale Leisure Centre including an Opening Ceremony to greet the baton. The baton will then travel to Bedwellty Park, Tredegar for a band concert.

http://www.blaenau-gwent.gov.uk/whatsOn/21347.asp

In the evening the baton will be in Merthyr Tydfil for a ticketed boxing event.

http://www.merthyrleisure.co.uk/events-catering/commonwealth-boxing.aspx

Day 2 – Sunday 25 May 2014

During Sunday morning the baton will be visiting a series of closed events and in the afternoon will join the Aberdare Festival team at Aberdare Park for a family fun day out.

http://www.rctcbc.gov.uk/en/sportrct/eventsnews/queensbatonrelay2014.aspx

The baton will then make its way to Llandrinod Wells where it will spend the evening at Llandrindod Lakeside.

http://www.powys.gov.uk/index.php?id=16983&L=0

Day 3 – Monday 26 May 2014

The bank holiday Monday will see the baton spend a jam-packed day at the Urdd Eistedfodd in Bala where it will join in with a programme of events throughout the day.

Day 4 – Tuesday 27 May 2014

A beautiful start to day 4 will take place at Dylan Thomas’ boat house in Laugharne where the baton will join in with the 100th anniversary of his birth. Look out for the poetry competition! Mid-morning will be spent in Carmarthen launching the novice triathlon series. Ammanford is next on the list for lunch and a celebration of sport and then on to Llanelli for a multi-cultural celebration throughout the regenerated town centre. The day closes in Carmarthen town centre at Guild Hall Square for an evening of entertainment.

http://newsroom.carmarthenshire.gov.uk/queens-baton-relay/

Day 5 – Wednesday 28 May 2014

Day 5 begins with our smallest city, St David’s, for a special blessing and a morning of song followed by a multi-sports event that will include weightlifting, duathlon and disability sport activities at the dual site, Ysgol Dewi Sant.

http://www.pembrokeshire.gov.uk/content.asp?nav=107,928,1096&parent_directory_id=646&id=29593

The QBR will take three stops as it travels through Ceredigion, Cardigan, Aberaeron and then Aberystwyth. Why not make a date to visit us on our journey along the Cambrian coast.

The baton will leave late morning for a drive up the Welsh coast to Machynlleth where the relay will start and finish the afternoon at Y Plas.

http://www.powys.gov.uk/index.php?id=16983&L=0

Day 6 – Thursday 29 May 2014

At the crack of dawn on the foothills of Snowdon the MĂ´n/Menai leg of the Queens Baton Relay will kick off, with 5 athletes from the Eryri Harriers running club taking the baton up the highest mountain in England and Wales. Fingers crossed the weather is kind to us!

http://www.gwynedd.gov.uk/gwy_doc.asp?cat=8510&doc=31770&Language=1&p=1&c=1

The baton will then be whisked over to the Isle of Anglesey it will be greeted on the green in Beaumaris by a plethora of Commonwealth Games sports followed by a visit to the Rownd and Rownd set for a star TV appearance!

http://www.anglesey.gov.uk/leisure/sports-clubs-and-centres/commonwealth-games-glasgow-2014/

Caernarfon will then host activities at the Indoor Climbing and Leisure Centre, followed by a cycle through the town with one or two famous faces! For a little something different the baton then joins an afternoon race against the Llyn Padarn train in a canoe. The day comes to a close with a cultural visit at the Galeri and then a 5k run from Plas Menai to Caernarfon.

Day 7 – Friday 30 May 2014

Rhyl will be the final morning’s stop with some cycling at the Marsh tracks, a quick peep across the border from the top of Moel Famau with some local walking groups and then on to Ruthin for an afternoon family sports day.

https://www.denbighshire.gov.uk/en/resident/leisure/events/May-2014/Queens-Baton-Relay.aspx

To celebrate an incredible seven day journey around Wales, the Llandegla Mountain Bike Centre will host the relay’s final event before it heads across to England on Saturday 31 May 2014.

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