The Queen's Baton will already have visited 63 out of the 70 Commonwealth nations by the time it arrives in the British Isles on 10th May. It will travel through the Channel Islands, Wales and England, reaching Gateshead on June 23rd.
Brendan Foster, who also founded the Great North Run, will take up the Baton at the Angel of the North and carry it via the Gateshead International Stadium, where he broke the 3,000m world record in 1974. From there, he will take it to the Gateshead Millennium Bridge and pass it on.
Jonathan Edwards, who takes up the Baton, will then lead the delegation to Newcastle Civic Centre and onwards to the Walker Activity Dome, which provides sporting activities to a range of people.
The Newcastle and Gateshead leg of the relay is the final stop on its English tour, before it moves on to Scotland ahead of the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow.