Cheltenham welcomes the Queen's Baton

Woman holding a baton, with text reading: "Birmingham 2022, Queen's Baton Relay. Follow the baton in Cheltenham. Tuesday 5 July, Pittville Park Pump Room

Birmingham 2022 Queen’s Baton Relay to visit Cheltenham as full England route revealed

On Tuesday, 5 July, Cheltenham will officially welcome the Queen’s Baton as part of the 16th official Queen’s Baton Relay – an exciting journey which brings together and celebrates communities across the Commonwealth during the build up to 11 days of show-stopping sport at the Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games.

During its time in Cheltenham, the Queen’s Baton Relay will visit The Prince of Wales Stadium before travelling through Pittville Park culminating with a reception and community celebration on the steps of Pittville Pump Room. The celebration will begin from 5pm with the Baton expected to arrive into Cheltenham at around 6pm – making it a perfect time for families to come out and enjoy an afternoon picnic in the park.

Councillor Rowena Hay leader of Cheltenham Borough Council said: “We’re absolutely thrilled to have the opportunity to welcome the Queen’s Baton Relay to Cheltenham in July. We’re renowned as The Festival Town thanks to the many world class sporting and cultural events we host each year. So it’s entirely fitting that the South West leg of the relay should finish in Cheltenham - and for what should be a special event as the Baton arrives at the iconic Pittville Pump Room. We’re delighted to be working in partnership with The Cheltenham Trust to help make this a truly memorable evening.’’

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

For more information about the Cheltenham event, go to the VisitCheltenham website.

For more information about the full Queen's Baton Relay and Birmingham 2022 visit the Birmingham 2022 website which will be updated with information over the coming months, with detail on the events.