The Commonwealth Baton departed from Miller Park at 2.45pm and travelled through the city centre to the Flag Market where it was greeted by Preston’s Mayor Councillor Neil Darby around 3.08pm.
He said: “We are honoured to have been chosen to host The Queen’s Baton on its route to the Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games.
Baton bearers from Preston included Montgomery-Everard Lord who set five Guinness World Records for impossible memory challenges, Peter Warden – a 2020 Queen’s Honours List holder for his services to athletics; Shelby Williams, a running leader and coach for which she has won national awards for her dedication to the sport; and Rebecca Rich, charity Dance Syndrome's spokesperson and ambassador.
1. Queen's Baton Relay
Sophie Unwin and Matt Alpin take part in The Queen's Baton Relay on Saturday as it visits Preston as part of the Birmingham 2022 Queen's Baton Relay.
The Queen's Baton Relay is touring England for 25 days in a celebration of sport, culture and communities during the final countdown to the Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games (Photo by Matt Keeble/Getty Images for Birmingham 2022 Queen's Baton Relay). Photo: Matt Keeble
2. The Queen's Baton Relay
Lisa Whiteside takes part in The Queen's Baton Relay Photo: Matt Keeble
3. The Queen's Baton Relay
Nina Kennedy and Christopher Dickson took part Photo: Matt Keeble
4. The Queen's Baton Relay
Nina Kennedy, Montgomery-Everard Lord, Lisa Whiteside, Christopher Dickson, Peter Warden and Matt Alpin Photo: Matt Keeble