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Ryedale District Council prepares to welcome the Birmingham 2022 Queen’s Baton Relay to Malton

Final preparations are underway as Ryedale District Council prepares to welcome the Birmingham 2022 Queen’s Baton Relay next month.

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 show stopping sport nears ever closer.

In Ryedale, the Queen’s Baton Relay will pass through Malton on July 13th.

Beginning on Yorkersgate near the War Memorial at 2.08pm, Batonbearers will then make their way up Market Place, left onto Newbiggin, cross onto Princess Road and then turn left onto Old Malton Road.

The Queen’s Baton Relay will finish just before the mini roundabout on Old Malton Road at 2.30pm.

The Council is encouraging citizens to line the route to celebrate and embrace the arrival of the Baton, taking the opportunity to experience the buzz of Birmingham 2022 in the community.

The authority is also running Commonwealth themed competitions with local schools, businesses and citizens.

A first, second and third prize will be awarded for the best dressed house. Photos of entries should be sent to RyedaleBatonRelay2022@ryedale.gov.uk.

Phillip Spurr, Programme Director of Place and Resources for Ryedale District Council, said:

It is very exciting for us to be hosting the Queen’s Baton Relay this summer and we’ve been working hard to make sure we give a warm, Ryedale welcome as it passes through Malton.

I would really encourage our citizens to come out to watch and cheer on the Batonbearers if they are able and enjoy some of the Commonwealth-themed activity that local businesses are planning.

For more details about the event in Ryedale on July 13 visit The Birmingham 2022 Queen's Baton Relay - Ryedale District Council.

To learn more about the Birmingham 2022 Queen’s Baton Relay visit www.birmingham2022.com/qbr