25 July, The Queen’s Jubilee Baton Relay will complete it’s record-breaking
journey as the longest relay in history when it finally reaches
City of Manchester Stadium for the Opening Ceremony of the XVII
On the fiftieth
and final day of its journey around the United Kingdom, the Relay
will begin at Manchester City Town Hall at 05:45am and make its
way through Rusholme and Moss Side to Manchester City Football Club
The Relay will
continue through Fallowfield (06:46am), Withington (07:14am), Didsbury
(07:25am), Cheadle (08:00am). In Cheadle, Netballer Tracy Neville
will pass The Baton to brothers and Manchester United footballers
Phil Neville (08:55am) and Gary Neville (09:00am on Altrincham Road.
continues through Altrincham (09:52am), Sale (10:32am) and Trafford
(11:27am) where The Baton will visit Old Trafford, Lancashire County
Cricket Ground and Manchester United Football Ground. It will also
stop at the Imperial War Museum at Trafford Wharf.
The Relay will
continue in the afternoon through Salford (01:05pm) before former
athlete Diane Modahl brings it to Salford Quays where it will board
a canal boat to cruise the city’s canals all the way to Great Ancoats
The Baton will
travel by canal boat from Salford to Pomona Lock, on to Castlefield,
Deansgate Locks, Bridgewater Hall, Canal Street and Piccadilly Basin
before it disembarks at Great Ancoats Street.
From here, The
Baton will be taken to the Stadium in preparation for its starring
role in the Opening Ceremony where The Queen will take Her Message
from within it to officially open XVII The Commonwealth Games.