Solihull put on a real show for the day, with thousands of residents turning out to enjoy more than 20 community events taking place to welcome the 140 Batonbearers as they covered more than 40 miles on foot, in wheelchairs, on bikes, on an autonomous vehicle, and on a horse-drawn barge.
The Batonbearers were all specially chosen for their contributions to their community. They included sportspeople, like former boxing champion Wayne Elcock, community champions like Sajida Golby and inspiring young people like Mason Silver. Between them, they represented the very best of our borough, and it was a proud moment for them and for Solihull as their hard work, determination, and selflessness was recognised by the whole community.
The day finished with a musical extravaganza in Jubilee Gardens, as the Queen’s Baton Relay flag fluttered high above on the Council House. The show featured a performance from The Band of The Grenadier Guards and a new community musical On Yer Bike in front of hundreds of lucky residents who won tickets in a free ballot.