The Birmingham 2022 Queen’s Baton Relay will visit Hereford on Tuesday 5 July during its final journey through England this summer.

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 Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth 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 showstopping sport nears ever closer.

The schedule of activity for the Baton’s time in Hereford on Tuesday 5 July includes:

  • 2.45pm, the Batonbearers will carry the Baton from the Cathedral, onto King Street, Bridge Street, St Martins Street, St Martins Avenue over the Victoria Bridge, through the Castle Green then Quay Street
  • The Baton is expected to arrive back at the Cathedral at around 3.30pm

Members of the public are encouraged to line the route (see attached map), get involved with the celebrations and embrace the arrival of the Baton, taking the opportunity to experience the buzz of Birmingham 2022 in their community.

To help ensure safety of people involved with the celebrations and lining the route, West Street, Broad Street, King Street, Bridge Street, St Martins Street, Quay Street and part of Castle Street will be closed to traffic for a maximum of two hours between 2pm and 4pm disruption will kept to a minimum with roads being re-opened as soon as possible.

Parking restrictions will be in place along Bridge Street, King Street, Broad Street and Castle Street (up to Ferriers Street) from 12.30pm until 4pm.

Events during the afternoon include a range of family activities on King George V playing field. For further information see

For more information on the Queen’s Baton Relay, visit

Baton bearer holding up baton and smiling - text Birmingham 2022 Queen's baton relay, follow the baton to Hereford Tues July 5 2022


Published: 13th June 2022