Posted Monday 8th August 2011 –
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, including the new-for-2011 IG Markets Gold Jersey and Yodel Sprints Jersey, purchased from them from stage starts and finishes during The Tour of Britain 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.
In addition to starts and finishes, volunteers will be required at all 21 King of the Mountains climbs and at 19 intermediate Yodel Sprints, which for the first time in 2011 are backed by Yodel, the UK’s leading parcel delivery company.
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.
The full list of stages and locations are –
Sunday 11th September, Stage One, Peebles to Dumfries
Monday 12th September, Stage Two, Kendal to Blackpool
Tuesday 13th September, Stage Three, The Stoke-on-Trent Stage
Wednesday 14th September, Stage Four, Welshpool to Caerphilly
Thursday 15th September, Stage Five, Exeter to Exmouth
Friday 16th September, Stage Six, Taunton to Wells
Saturday 17th September, Stage Seven, Bury St Edmunds to Sandringham
Sunday 18th September, Stage Eight, The TfL Stage, Individual Time Trial
To volunteer, visit the Tour of Britain website –