Were you there when the Olympic Torch came to the Isle of Wight in 2012?

A decade on and the Queen’s Baton will pay a short visit to the Island, ahead of the Commonwealth Games.

It won't be quite the same affair - instead of crowds lining the side of the road and a relay of famous Islanders, it will make the short hop across the Solent, to Ryde, stopping at two locations.

Since October, the baton has been travelling via land, air and sea and it arrives back in the UK tomorrow (Monday).

On Wednesday, having spent the day visiting Stoke Mandeville, Maidenhead, Windsor, Aldershot, Winchester, Southampton and Portsmouth, it will be carried by a Batonbearer to Ryde, via a Hovertravel hovercraft, from Southsea.

Where can people on the Isle of Wight see the Queen's Baton for the Commonwealth Games?

Expected to arrive on the Island at around 7.40pm, the baton will first be welcomed by VIPs before a later stop at the Grade II listed Appley Tower - where Island residents will be able to see it.

The time is not set in stone (it could be late!), so if you want a photo opportunity you might need to factor in a picnic on the beach.

The baton's route has included more than 180 communities in England - covering over 2,500 miles.

Isle of Wight County Press:

The Isle of Wight is a welcome addition to the official route.

We did not feature on the map on the event's website - but the baton WILL be here, the Isle of Wight County Press can reveal.

The 2022 Commonwealth Games will be held in Birmingham, from July 28 to August 8.

To whet your appetite, YouTube has some videos of the moment the Olympic Torch arrived in Newport and East Cowes, around a decade ago!