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
- The National Escort Group was formed to provide an accredited group of motorcyclists trained to assist with the safety of events held on the public highway.
- 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, press or race service.
Benefits of being a motorcycle marshal
Free Bronze membership (upon enrolment)
Quotes: Why are you a Motorcycle Marshal? What is the best part of being a Motorcycle Marshal?
“Helping keep cycle racing safe for the future”
“The involvement of the cut and thrust at all levels”, “Camaraderie with other officials”
“Gratitude extended by riders and officials after events”
“Ensuring the safety of the peloton especially when the race has breakaway groups”
“Doing a professional job, being part of an effective team”
“You get to meet lots of interesting people and see parts of the country that you would probably never see”
How to get involved
In the first instance please contact your NEG regional co-ordinator.
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.
Officials Education, British Cycling, Stuart Street, Manchester, M11 4DQ
Tel: 0161 274 2026