Prudential RideLondon is recruiting thousands of volunteers to help run the 100-mile sportive and professional London-Surrey Classic, which is likely to include a star-studded field of the world’s best riders.
And while Prudential RideLondon said it has 2,000 volunteers on its books already, it still needs around than 1,400 to help run the event over 9 and 10 August, in a variety of roles including crossing point marshals, rider support and yellow flag marshals.
The Olympic Games Maker-style volunteers will be given free training and could get to rub shoulders with celebrities tackling the 100-mile sportive or cycling stars such as Peter Sagan and Mark Cavendish, who are likely to ride the pro event.
Debra Stein, a Westbourne Park resident and volunteer last year, said: “Volunteers don’t need to be local and don’t need to know a lot about cycling. All the volunteers I met last year enjoyed the atmosphere, had fun with the public and spectators and, like me, are all looking forward to doing it again.”
This year, up to 50,000 people are expected to take advantage of closed roads for the family-friendly London Freecycle which gives riders a great chance to see London’s historic landmarks on traffic-free roads. A further 25,000 will take part in the sportive, and tens of thousands of spectators will line the route for the professional road race.
For more information and to register, visit www.PrudentialRideLondon.co.uk/volunteers.