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Birmingham 2022 Queen's Baton Relay


What is the Queen's Baton Relay?

This year, The 2022 Commonwealth Games will be held in Birmingham from 28 July until the 8 August 2022. Birmingham 2022 is the biggest event that the West Midlands has ever staged and the biggest sporting event to be held in the UK since London 2012!

Part of this incredible occasion is the 'Birmingham 2022 Queen's Baton Relay', a Games tradition that celebrates, connects and excites communities across the Commonwealth during the build up to the Games. The Relay began on 7 October 2021 at Buckingham Palace, when The Queen placed her message to the Commonwealth into the Baton. The Baton is travelling for a total 294 days and will visit all 72 nations and territories of the Commonwealth, culminating in the host city of Birmingham, where it will take a central role in the Opening Ceremony on 28 July 2022.

The journey aims to embrace culture; ignite hope, solidarity and collaboration; and share stories that inspire others to take on challenges.

Where will the relay be taking place?

The relay will pass through Market Bosworth, starting at the junction of Springfield Avenue and finishing outside of Bosworth Hall. Please see a map of the route below.

map of the relay route through Market Bosworth

What time does the relay occur?

The relay is expected to begin at 10:50am and finish at 11:10am. However, due to the nature of the baton's journey, we advise you plan for potential delays.

Road Closures

  • Market Bosworth Road Closures (21.06.22) Market Bosworth Road Closures (21.06.22) (PDF, 710 Kb)

    Please view this document which details our road closure plan for where road closures will be enforced. This includes signage, no parking zones, and road closure barriers.

Will there be parking space available?

We are advising attendees to park in:

  • Market Bosworth Country Park car park
  • Rectory Lane car park

Please note both car parks are chargeable and limited capacity. We require all those travelling by car to be parked by 10am to support the temporary closure of roads.

If possible, please travel using alternative means.

What happens on the day?

The Queen's Baton will travel through Market Bosworth by 6 nominated Batonbearers, all with inspirational stories. There will be ample space along the whole route for spectators to watch the relay. The Batonbearers will be followed by the Birmingham 2022 team and the event will be covered by the media.

Road closures - we will enforce temporary road closures from approx. 10:30am to accommodate the movement of the relay through Market Bosworth. These will be opened as soon as the procession has exited the village to avoid disruption.

This is a FREE event open to all to enjoy and witness a truly historical moment for our borough!