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GALLERY: Rhyl crowds welcome Queen's Baton Relay

Published date: 30 May 2014 |
Published by: Stephanie Price 
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HUNDREDS of people flocked to Rhyl for the Queen's Baton Relay for the Commonwealth Games this morning.

On the seventh day of its journey around Wales, the baton set off from Rhyl’s new multi-million pound Pont Y Ddraig bridge with twelve-year-old Nathan Montgomery leading the way.

The flag-waving crowds swarmed to meet the baton-bearers at its next stop, the Marsh Tracks cycling centre for a day of sporting fun after it had made its way through town and over the railway bridge.

There were dancing demonstrations and hula hooping by the Inferno Dance Club, martial arts demonstrations by North Wales Martial Arts, exercise bike cycling with Welsh Cycling, rounders and rugby, as well as a BBQ and refreshments and more.

Rhyl’s Mayor, councillor David Simmons, said: “It's absolutely fabulous, the amount of people that have turned out on a cold morning is fantastic.

"It’s such a great opportunity for Rhyl, we’ve had the Olympic torch and now this. It’s a good way to let people know about the new facilities such as the new kite surfing school.”

After Marsh Tracks the baton made it’s way to Prestatyn where it was met by hundreds of primary school students and Prestatyn High School students.

The baton continued its journey to Moel Famau, Cae Ddol and Coed Llandegla.

For more news from across the region visit newsnorthwales.co.uk

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