Volunteer At The Tour Of Britain
Members of the public can now volunteer to be a part of this September's Tour of Britain, and play their part in the eighth edition of the UK's biggest professional cycle race.
Several hundred people have volunteered via the official website to be a part of the 2011 Tour of Britain, which begins in Scotland on Sunday 11th September, showcasing over 1,000 kilometres of British countryside on its journey to the central London grand finale on Sunday 18th September.
"We'd like to publically thank those who have already volunteered to be a part of The Tour of Britain," said Race Director Mick Bennett. "Without volunteers events like The Tour of Britain and other cycle races in the UK simply couldn't happen."
"Today we are officially launching the drive to recruit volunteers across the entire Tour of Britain, but in particular we are looking for around 500 volunteers for the TfL London Stage on Sunday 18th September, which is due to be our biggest ever day of The Tour of Britain."
Tour of Britain volunteers will receive a substantial Goody Bag containing items from The Tour and its range of official suppliers and partners.
Pro Vision Clothing will also be offering all volunteers 20% off Official Tour of Britain merchandise as a thank you for their efforts.
Additionally everyone who volunteers for The Tour of Britain will go into a draw to win a pair VIP Hospitality passes for a stage of their choice during the 2012 Tour of Britain, and an IG Markets Gold Jersey signed by this year's Tour of Britain winner.
The majority of volunteers are needed to act as Course Marshalls at strategic points providing vital support to The Tour of Britain's own marshalling and security teams, while other roles include assisting in the running of team parking, spectator liaison and conducting spectator surveys.
To volunteer, head to www.tourofbritain.co.uk, click on the Volunteer tab and complete the form. All volunteers will receive further information during mid-to-late August, when a Volunteer Manual will also be made available to download.