Queen's Baton Relay: Suffolk

Key points

  • The Queen's Baton Relay is the main curtain raiser for the Commonwealth Games held in Glasgow between 23 July and 3 August
  • The baton is the Commonwealth Games version of the Olympic torch and carries a sealed, secret message written by the Queen
  • The baton relay journeys around England for 14 days and crosses the border into Scotland on 14 June
  • In Suffolk the baton relay is visiting Claremont Pier in Lowestoft, Newmarket's Rowley Mile Racecourse, Bury St Edmunds and Ipswich
  • While in Suffolk the baton will travel about 120 miles and will be seen by an estimated 10,000 people, says the county council
  • Local baton-bearers include Olympic bronze medal boxer Anthony Ogogo and Commonwealth and Paralympic power lifter Zoe Newson

Live text


  • Richard Haugh 
  • Ben Truslove 

Last updated 9 June 2014

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