Motorcycle marshals and the NEG

Motorcycle marshals and the NEG

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What is a motorcycle marshal?

The trained motorbike marshals group, National Escort Group (NEG), was formed to provide an accredited group of motorcyclists trained to assist with the safety of events held on the public highway by providing a safe route for competitors, indicating the direction of the race, and complementing static marshals.

Overview of responsibilities

  • British Cycling NEG members may be requested to assist with a cycling road race, either working with police motorcyclists in providing a safe route for competitors, or operating where there is no police cover by assisting with the direction of the race, and complementing static marshals.
  • In addition to providing a safe route for competitors, some NEG members may be engaged by the organiser to carry pillion passengers, such as other officials, medics, media or race service.

Benefits of being a motorcycle marshal

  • Free British Cycling Bronze membership which will give you exclusive benefits such as discounts at cycling stores, pre-sale and discounted tickets for major UK cycling events and a regular newsletter with exclusive offers, news and top tips (upon enrolment).
  • Free British Cycling NEG clothing
  • Support from the officials support team and regional officers

Event insurance

Event officials benefit from liability cover under British Cycling’s liability insurance for registered events. Further details can be found here.

CSAS Marshals in Wales

In Wales, all motorcycle marshals attend additional training to become accredited Community Safety Accreditation Scheme Marshals.

How to get involved? 

In the first instance please contact your NEG regional coordinator.

Contact us

Event organisers wishing to engage the services of NEG members should initially contact the appropriate regional co-ordinator, who will endeavour to put together a group to meet the race requirements. The official rates per NEG rider for road races can be obtained from the regional coordinator.

You can also contact us at:

Officials Support, British Cycling, Stuart Street, Manchester, M11 4DQ