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The One Show broadcasts live from Caernarfon as busy Commonwealth Baton tour ends

Published date: 29 May 2014 |
Published by: Tomos Hughes
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Cycling guru Sir David Brailsford with members of Menai Cycling Club (Photo by Kerry Roberts) 

The One Show presenter Alex Jones and fellow baton-bearer Mari Davies (Photo by Kerry Roberts) 

Alex Jones from the BBC's One Show carries the Queen's Baton during a rib-ride along the along the Menai Straits (Photo: Chris Radburn for Glasgow 2014) 

Alex Jones from the BBC's One Show carries the Queen's Baton during a rib-ride along the along the Menai Straits (Photo: Chris Radburn for Glasgow 2014) 

Crowds of people welcomed the baton to Menai Bridge (Photo by Kerry Roberts) 

Batonbearers Bronwen Jenkinson, Rob Samuel, Alun Vaughan, Matt Roberts, Craig Jones and Aled Davies stand at the summit of Snowdon (PHOTO: Chris Radburn for Glasgow 2014) 

Batonbearer and Paralympic Gold Medalist Aled Davies holds aloft the Commonwealth Games Baton. (PHOTO: Chris Radburn for Glasgow 2014) 

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THE ONE Show will broadcast live from Victoria Docks in Caernarfon at 7pm today (Thursday) to bring to an end an action-packed Commonwealth Games baton relay in Gwynedd and Anglesey.

Alex Jones and Matt Baker will host the show from outside Y Galeri, while a 5k race will see the end of a busy Môn/Menai leg of the Queen's baton relay.

Earlier, Alex Jones took to the Menai Straits to deliver the baton from Anglesey to Plas Menai in Y Felinheli, before cycling guru Sir David Brailsford led a group of cyclists on a ride to Llanberis with the baton in-tow.

The baton also visited the summit of Snowdon this morning.

A five-strong Eryri Harriers team consisting of athletes, Matt Roberts, Alun Vaughan, Bronwen Jenkinson, Rob Samuel and Craig Jones carried the baton as they ran to the top of Wales' highest mountain to meet fellow-bearer Paralympic Gold Medalist Aled Davies.

It was then taken to Beaumaris, where it was greeted by a number of Welsh Commonwealth Games hopefuls and legends.

A short seabourne trip to Menai Bridge followed, where the baton was greeted by more than 200 people as it made a guest appearance on S4C soap Rownd a Rownd.

Welsh TV presenter Alex Jones then escorted the baton on a rib boat ride across the Menai Straits, which took her beneath Menai and Britannia bridges en-route to Plas Menai.

Deiniolen-bred Brailsford and a Menai Cycling Club contingent then transported the baton from Caernarfon to Llanberis, after the roadshow had visited the Climbing Wall and Leisure Centre.

The baton was later taken aboard a kayak on Padarn Lake in a race against the Padarn Lake Train.

For more news from across the region visit newsnorthwales.co.uk

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