VIDEO: Queen’s Baton Relay arrives in Sheffield

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The Queen’s Baton Relay has arrived in Sheffield ahead of the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow.

People lined the street outside St Nicholas’ Church in High Bradfield to watch as Bessie Sorsby carried the baton past.

Baton bearers Bessie Sorsby and Jo Strong in Bradfield

Baton bearers Bessie Sorsby and Jo Strong in Bradfield

The 17-year-old of Mosborough, who was nominated by the Sheffield Academy of Young Leaders after volunteering for festivals and national events, carried the baton along Jane Street alongside champion squash player Nick Matthew.

Bessie passed the baton to cyclists from Sheffrec Cycling Club, who carried it Woodfall Lane to the village green in Low Bradfield, before handing it over to baton bearer Jo Strong.

The 33-year-old of Norton, was nominated by Sheffield International Venues for her work as a GP referral instructor at Graves Tennis and Leisure Centre and Springs Leisure Centre.

This afternoon the baton will be at Concord Sports Centre, Shiregreen, until 1.30pm

The sports centre is offering people the chance to take part in fun, free activities between 11am and 3pm. There will also be Roller derby demonstrations.

The final stop for the baton will be the EIS, where it will make a brief visit to celebrate Nick’s unveiling in the hall of champions.

The baton has already visited 68 nations and territories and covered almost a third of the world’s population.

It contains a message from the Queen to the Commonwealth which will be read out at the opening ceremony of the games on July 23.