Rhyl to welcome Glasgow 2014 Queen's Baton Relay with day of events


Matt Jones

RHYL will welcome the Queen's Baton Relay ahead of the start of the Commonwealth Games in July.

A host of events are being arranged for Friday, May 30 when the batton is welcomed to Denbighshire, only one of a handful of counties selected throughout the whole of Wales.

The Glasgow 2014 Queen's Baton Relay is the curtain-raiser to the Games and over a period of 288 days it will visit 70 nations and territories, covering 190,000 kilometres, involving a third of the world's population.

The baton is welcomed into Denbighshire during the official opening of Rhyl Harbour.

At the beginning of the event, families will be able to enjoy a festival of colour and activities, including face painting, a treasure trail, bouncy castle, food, demonstrations from rescue services, kite surfing, watersports on Marine Lake.

The baton will be present between 9am and 9.30am before moving on to Marsh Tracks between 9.30am-10am.

Six local baton bearers, Michael Kitchin, Nathan Montgomery, Callum Perrin, Jamie Turley, James Morgan, and Tracey Jones will carry the baton between the two Rhyl events.

At Marsh Tracks between 10am-4pm there will be free BMX and Road cycling bike hire and coaching, as well as street games activities such as football, rugby, ultimate frisbee, athletics, dance and more.

Visitors will be able to test their power against Team GB cyclists scores on watt bikes leader board and recuperate with free drinks supplied by Asda and food available to buy on-site from the Taste Academy, Rhyl.

The baton will be there between 10am and 11am.

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