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Marshals needed at London Freewheel


Volunteers enter draw for this Trek

Organisers of the Sky Sports London Freewheel (21st September) have now called for more experienced cyclists to sign up as marshals at the event, following a new surge of cycling related excitement among Londoners, in the wake of Team GB’s stunning Olympic cycling success.

Experienced cyclist volunteers are needed to become marshals, helping Freewheel participants – sometimes less experienced riders – on the different stages of the route.

Marshals who help out on the day will be entered into a draw to win one of 10 brand new Trek bikes (Urban Soho S model – see pics attached) that have been donated to the Mayor’s Office to help with its bid to support cycling in London. Marshals also will be given a number of Sky Sports London Freewheel goodies. These may include a special model of flashlight that gives cyclists a better view of the road whilst at the same time increasing their own visibility, a high-vis jacket, or a highly desirable Tour de France cycling top, as worn by some of the world’s most skilled cyclists in 2007. All marshals will receive some pre-event training, and lunch on the day of the event.

On the day, marshals will help to lead groups of cyclists from London’s boroughs to one of the four hub areas at the Emirates Stadium, Victoria Park, Clapham Common, and Ravenscourt Park. They will then help to steer a group onward onto the central London route, closed to motorised traffic, where they will join in the fun –taking in some of London’s most iconic sights including the tower of London, St.Paul’s Cathedral, and Buckingham Palace.

The London Freewheel event enables Londoners to cycle around a central London route closed to normal traffic, whilst taking in some of the capital’s most iconic sights and landmarks. Music, stalls, and various forms of entertainment will be found along the route.

Information about becoming a London Freewheel marshal:

The Mayor’s Office is recruiting London Freewheel volunteer marshals now. People can sign up as marshals by going to: www.londonfreewheel.com/marshals.

Marshals will be required from 8am until 7pm on Sunday 21st September, (and two hours over the coming weeks for a training and briefing session).

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