Since launching from Buckingham Palace last October, the Queen’s Baton has been on an epic adventure around the Commonwealth – to travel 190,000 kilometres around 70 nations and territories, on the world’s most inclusive, engaging relay.
Soon it will be Wales’ turn to host the baton, cheer on the batonbearers and get behind its athletes. The Queen’s Baton Relay touches down at Cardiff Airport for a seven-day journey from 24–30 May 2014, visiting local community events and iconic landmarks along the way.
From the Aberdare Festival to the Dylan Thomas boat house in Laugharne, from the foothills of Snowdon to the Isle of Anglesey – the baton will take in seven local authority areas with plenty of ways for the community to get involved. Don’t miss out!
Day one (24 May 2014)
Abertillery, Ebbw Vale, Tredegar, Merthyr
Day two (25 May 2014)
Aberdare, Llandrindod Wells
Day three (26 May 2014)
Urdd Eisteddfod, Bala
Day four (27 May 2014)
Laugharne, Carmarthen, Ammanford, Llanelli
Day five (28 May 2014)
St David's, Machynlleth
Day six (29 May 2014)
Llanberis, Beaumaris, Menai Strait, Caernarfon
Day seven (30 May 2014)
Rhyl, Moel Famau, Ruthin, Llandegla
The baton will be carried by a mixture of inspiring local people representing their communities, plus some famous faces including The One Show’s Alex Jones, Paralympic champion Aled Davies, and Commonwealth medallists Iwan Thomas, Kirsty Wade and Michaela Breeze.
For more details on specific events and timings, follow @TeamWales on Twitter, use #QBRCymru2014 or visit the Team Wales website.
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