Motorcycle marshal training and joining the National Escort Group.
Anyone interested in the group should contact their regional coordinator for more information on the role. If your region is full, when a place becomes available, people at the top of the list will be contacted to begin their training. In the meantime, opportunities are available in other aspects of competitive cycling including race organising and commissairing.
The process of becoming a National Escort Group (NEG) rider is as follows:
- Contact your regional coordinator to find out more about the role. If a place is then available in your region you will be sent an application form which you will need to return along with a copy of your IAM, RoSPA or Advanced DSA certificate to email@example.com.
- When a space is available in your region, you will receive an e-mail with your British Cycling membership number to enable you to complete the online module.
- Undertake the online module, which can be found here, and pass the exam at the end of the training.
- Attend a minimum of three events as a trainee NEG rider, to learn the skills needed to be an NEG rider, and complete the logbook.
- Pass a practical assessment which encompasses all the skills needed to be an NEG rider.
Once riders have passed all of the above they will be accredited to NEG 3, the diagram below shows the levels of NEG riders.
Upgrades from level 3 to level 2 will be on completion of the following criteria:
- Must have held a level 3 qualification for at least one season and demonstrate competence in the role.
- Must have staffed at least six road races at local, regional level and performed the role satisfactorily.
- Must be considered to be capable of performing the role at races up to and including National Series level.
- Must have knowledge of all race officials’ functions and be able to demonstrate a basic understanding of the technical regulations, including the relevant legislation (Cycle Racing on the Highways regulations).
- Must be considered competent to lead a team at road races up to regional level.
- Must be able to demonstrate good knowledge of the NEG systems and practices.
- Must be recommended for upgrade by the regional co-ordinator for their assigned region
Upgrades from level 2 to level 1 will be on completion of the following criteria:
- Must meet all level 2 requirements and must have held a level 2 qualification for at least one season and demonstrate a high level of competence in the role.
- Must have staffed at least ten road races at local, regional, National Series level and performed the role to a high standard.
- Must be considered to be capable of performing the role at races up to and including Premier Calendar and International level.
- Must have completed Assistant Road Commissaire course.
- Must have good knowledge of all race official's functions and be able to demonstrate an understanding of the technical regulations, including the relevant legislation (Cycle Racing on the Highways regulation).
- Must be recommended for upgrade by the regional co-ordinator for their region plus one other regional co-ordinator (one of these must be a qualified NEG regional assessor).
- Must have successfully led a team in at least four road races and show complete understanding of all NEG systems and practices.
- Must show ability to act as a mentor to potential motorcycle marshals whilst going through their assessment.
CSAS Marshals in Wales
In Wales, all motorcycle marshals attend additional training to become accredited Community Safety Accreditation Scheme Marshals.
Want to get involved?
For more details of the National Escort Group contact your regional coordinator.
Alternatively, call 0161 274 2026 or email firstname.lastname@example.org