Boris looking for London Freewheel marshals

'Competent' riders required to help steward event

The Mayor of London, Boris Johnson, has highlighted a recruitment drive for volunteer marshals needed to help out at this year’s London Freewheel event on September 21.

The London Freewheel event enables Londoners to cycle around a central London route closed to normal traffic, whilst taking in some of the capital’s most iconic sights and landmarks. Music, stalls, and various forms of entertainment will be found along the route.

“As part of our bid to encourage cycling in London we’ll be holding the fabulous London Freewheel event on September 21," said the mop-topped Mayor. "Since we’re going to need a little help from those more competent cyclists amongst us, I’m asking any cyclists who are used to riding into the capital to consider signing up as voluntary London Freewheel marshals.

“I took part in last year’s event and can testify as to what a fun day out it is. As a marshal you will be asked to help lead groups of riders around the course, and generally help to make the event success, whilst enjoying the day’s activities. At the same time you will be doing your bit to help promote cycling in London by encouraging, inspiring and supporting new and returning cyclists.”

How to get involved

The Mayor’s Office is recruiting London Freewheel volunteer marshals now. You can sign up by going to:  www.londonfreewheel.com/marshals. Marshals will be required from 8am until 7pm on Sunday September 21, (and two hours over the summer for a training and briefing session).

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