Get involved in the Tour of Britain

The Tour of Britain in conjunction with British Cycling is giving you the chance to be a Marshall or

The Tour of Britain in conjunction with British Cycling is giving you the chance to be a Marshall or Steward at the 2005 Tour of Britain.

The organisers would like to hear from clubs who can raise a group of 10 volunteers, to help marshal/steward crossing points at sprints, king of mountain's sprints, starts and finishes and for the criterium stages in Glasgow, Birmingham and London.

The Tour of Britain will need about 60 people for each stage. Each sprint or king of the mountains' prime will need 10 volunteers. Each start and finish will need 20 volunteers.

How long will you have to be there?
Volunteers will be expected to arrive one hour before the Tour's ETA and then will be able to leave once the broom wagon has passed whilst Volunteers at the starts and finishes will be expected to be there from one hour before the ETA and then leave an hour after the race has finished.

What's in it for you?

  • You will have the chance to be officially involved in the Tour of Britain
  • An official Tour of Britain volunteer t-shirt
  • A Tour of Britain high-visibility tabard
  • Some refreshments
  • A goodie bag including a Tour of Britain programme
  • 10 British Cycling bronze memberships paid for by the Tour of Britain

Unfortunately, the Tour of Britain will not be able to pay travelling expenses so please chose somewhere in your local area.

Is there an age limit? Yes volunteers need to be aged 18 years or above. Unless they are members of a Go-Ride club in which case they need to be 14 or above and accompanied by an adult. There will be one super prize awarded to the best-marshalled point throughout the Tour of Britain.

For details of the route check here.

If you're interested in volunteering contact Rob Jefferies at

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