The Queen’s Baton Relay began its epic 294-day journey on 7 October 2021, visiting all 72 Commonwealth nations and territories.

The Relay arrives in the West Midlands on 17 July, and will tour the region before finishing at Alexander Stadium for the Opening Ceremony on 28 July.

You’ll be able to cheer on the Relay and our incredible Batonbearers as it passes through the area – details of the route will be shared here.

Local Disruption

The Queen’s Baton Relay travels as a moving convoy of between 7-13 core vehicles, and inevitably some roads will need to be closed and diversions put in place while the Relay is in Batonbearer mode.

The timing of closures will depend on the arrival of the Relay and the length of the Relay route. Due to the road closures, there will be some delays as the Relay travels through the region.

The route map and timings will be available on this website, please check the route map and take note of approximate timings to plan your journey.

Travel Advice

To keep you moving throughout the Games, check which areas, roads and rail routes will be busiest with our Travel Advice page.