THE Queen's Baton Relay is set to come through South Gloucestershire this summer.

Organisers have revealed the full England route for the Birmingham 2022 Queen’s Baton Relay and it is set to visit South Gloucestershire on July, 5.

Birmingham 2022 is hosting the 16th official Queen’s Baton Relay – a journey which brings together and celebrates communities across the Commonwealth during the build-up to the Games.

The Queen’s Baton Relay is set to travel the country for 29 days, before culminating at the Opening Ceremony for Birmingham 2022 on July, 28 2022.

Kicking off on Thursday, June 2, the Baton will spend four days in London, coinciding with the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee Weekend.

The Baton will then resume the international journey and return to England on Monday 4 July to commence a 25-day tour of the regions.

During its time in South Gloucestershire the Queen’s Baton Relay will visit the village of Easter Compton where it will take to the water for a spot of surfing at unique inland surfing destination, The Wave.

Members of the public are encouraged to get involved with the celebrations and embrace the arrival of the Baton, taking the opportunity to experience the buzz of Birmingham 2022 in their community.

The Birmingham 2022 website will be updated with information over the coming months, with detail on the events and where to line the route.

Cllr Toby Savage, Leader of South Gloucestershire Council, said: “We are delighted that the Queen’s Baton Relay is travelling to South Gloucestershire as part of its epic journey.

"The stop in Easter Compton will showcase one of the marvellous ways people can take part in physical activity in our beautiful area.

"The event will capture the energy and excitement for Birmingham 2022, and communities across the area will also be able to join in with the celebrations by holding their own sports days or community festivals to mark the occasion.”

Thousands of Batonbearers, each with inspiring backgrounds and stories, will have the honour of carrying the Baton during the journey through England, including those nominated in recognition of their contributions to their local community.