Queen's Baton to come to Oxford ahead of the Commonwealth Games

thisisoxfordshire: The Queen's Baton is carried along The Mall, London, during part of the ceremony to launch the Queen's Baton Relay, in the run up to the Commonwealth Games The Queen's Baton is carried along The Mall, London, during part of the ceremony to launch the Queen's Baton Relay, in the run up to the Commonwealth Games

THE Queen’s Baton Relay (QBR) will come to Oxford in the run up to the Commonwealth Games, it has been announced.

The baton is set to visit the city on June 6 during its trip across England before the games in Glasgow on July 23.

It will start the day in Magdalen College School before making its way to Cutteslowe where celebrations will continue with the Cutteslowe Summer Festival.

Councillor Mark Lygo, Oxford City Council Board Member for Park, Sport and Events says: "I'm delighted that Oxford has been selected to host the Queen’s Baton Relay.

"This is a great opportunity for our city to show its support for Team England and help get the local people active."
 

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