Commonwealth Games baton is all set to visit Denbighshire


Kirstie Dolphin

THE Queen’s Baton Relay will be visiting the region as part of its journey in the Commonwealth Games.

Touching down in Wales on Saturday, May 24, the baton will travel across the country, engaging with communities and building support for Welsh athletes, reaching its final destination of Llandegla on Friday, May 30.

Denbighshire County Council, working with the Commonwealth Games Council for Wales, will make arrangements for the Relay to visit Rhyl, Moel Famau and Ruthin before making its way to the Oneplanet Adventure site in Llandegla, the last Denbighshire stop.

A host of activities will be arranged in the county to mark this special event.
Cllr Huw Jones, cabinet lead member for leisure, said: “The relay will take in the spectacular new bridge in Rhyl, as well as the scenic countryside of the Clwydian Range that is ideal for walking and cycling, before making its way to the Oneplanet Adventure site with its great cycling facilities at Llandegla.

"Having national events like this really increases interest in sport and well-being in general and we need to make the best use of this opportunity."
Jamie Groves, head of communication, marketing and leisure, added: "It also provides Denbighshire with a firm opportunity to promote its facilities, attractions and outstanding scenery to the thousands of people who will be following coverage through the media. They are the potential tourists of the future and we want them to see that Denbighshire is a special, exciting and vibrant place to visit.

“Denbighshire is also earning a reputation for being a great place for events and we need to capitalise on this opportunity to show event organisers that Denbighshire really means business when it comes to attracting high calibre, nationally significant events to our county.”

For a more detailed guide to the day by day highlights and events taking place for the QBR from May 24 - 31 visit and for more information on the baton’s journey visit

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