The Birmingham 2022 Queen’s Baton Relay is confirmed to visit Devizes during its final journey through England this summer, as the full route is revealed.

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.

The Queen’s Baton Relay is set to travel the length and breadth of England for a total of 29 days, before culminating at the Opening Ceremony for Birmingham 2022 on July 28.

Kicking off on Thursday, June 2, the Baton will spend four days in London, coinciding with the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee Weekend. The Baton will then resume the international journey and return to England on Monday, July 4 to commence a 25-day tour of the regions.

On Tuesday, July 5, the baton will reach Devizes.

During its time in Devizes, the Queen’s Baton Relay will begin the first leg of the day, starting in the market square and taking a route through the town towards the canal where it will travel by canal boat down to Caen Hill Locks. 

This Is Wiltshire: England netball international Layla Guscoth with the Commonwealth Games baton England netball international Layla Guscoth with the Commonwealth Games baton

Members of the public are encouraged to get involved with the celebrations.

Councillor Richard Clewer, Leader of Wiltshire Council, said, “We are very excited to be chosen to be a part of the Birmingham 2022 Queen’s Baton Relay, and we look forward to welcoming the Batonbearers to Wiltshire.

“As a county we are very proud of our athletes, a number of whom will hopefully be selected to take part in the Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games.

"We are proud to provide funding opportunities to help these athletes on their way to fulfil their sporting ambitions. We wish them and all the athletes every success this summer.

“We would encourage members of the public to come along and see the Baton travel through Devizes on the morning of Tuesday 5 July, and to get involved in the celebrations.”

Chris Gay, Devizes Town Mayor said: "We will look forward to cheering on the Batonbearers as they make their way from the Market Place to the Caen Hill locks along the canal.

“Devizes embraces the Commonwealth Games mission in bringing people together, improving health and wellbeing, supporting growth and success and being open to positive change."                     

One of the confirmed community Batonbearers in Devizes is Thelma Edwards, who was nominated for her many years of voluntary work with the Canal and River Trust.