Wombourne residents prepare for the 2022 Commonwealth Games


Councilor Victoria Wilson and Ashley Richards of the Commonwealth Games team at Wombourne Library

Submitted by Staffordshire County Council

Local residents are invited to learn more about the 2022 Commonwealth Games.

The community library based in Wombourne, Staffordshire, will be hosting drop-in events for South Staffordshire residents.

These will be organized by the organizers of the Commonwealth Games Birmingham 2022.

They will take place at the library every fortnight on Fridays between 9 a.m. and 12 p.m. until the start of the games.

Staffordshire is set to host two Commonwealth events.

Cannock Chase Forest will host the mountain bike events, while South Staffordshire will host part of the road cycling events.

Victoria Wilson, Staffordshire County Council Cabinet Member for Communities and Culture, said: “We are all incredibly delighted that Staffordshire are playing their part in the Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games.

“It will not only be a great show for our residents, but it will help put our great county on the international map.

“Both events will bring some of the best athletes in the world to our county which is great news and I encourage communities to get involved in an incredible summer festival of sport right on our doorstep.”

The men’s and women’s cycling time trials will take place on Thursday 4 August.

Each will start and finish at West Park in Wolverhampton and will also pass through Dudley Borough, before a short stretch through South Staffordshire.

People will be able to watch the event for free along the route.

The time trial is the second of the Games to be held in Staffordshire, with the world’s best mountain bikers also competing on the trails of Cannock Chase Forest.

Victoria said: “The Games promise to be a memorable experience with a lasting legacy and I’m sure they will help inspire the next generation of athletes.”

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