Yes it is that time again – help is needed
The Club is hosting our second Open Time Trial of 2018 on Saturday 5th May. First rider is off at 8 a.m. so although it is an early start all should easily be finished by lunch time! As event organiser I am seeking some volunteers from our membership to help out on the morning of the event. The following positions are still required to be filled:
The event HQ is Ashton Keynes Village Hall. The Time Trial will start at 8 a.m. The last rider will set off at circa 9.30 a.m. (assuming a reasonable field) and all riders should have finished by about 10 a.m.
If you can spare a few hours on the morining of 5th May, please get in touch as soon as possible by email (firstname.lastname@example.org) or use my contact form on the club website or even ring 07792 372 309. Many thanks in anticipation!
All volunteers will receive free refreshments at the end of the ride!
HQ Co-ord/Signing On
Ensure that riders sign on, read the latest course Risk Assessement and collect the correct race number. Also looks after the safety pins which as we all know is a very important task. (John Else TBC)
Ideally someone at finish with mobile phone to call results in to the HQ in order that the finish results can be compiled in “live time”.
The Pusher Off should have hand – eye co-ordination with a sense of balance to hold up racers so they can clip in and set off as their time is called.
The Start Official will be required to attend the start of the Time Trial with the start timekeeper and pusher-off, keep the start area free from obstruction and resolve any last minute issues. It would be a good opportunity for any members who are interested in learning a little more about the pusher-off or start timekeeper roles.
As a 10 mile event with a turn at several roundabouts this event needs 4 marshals to stand at each exit / entrance or turn. The purpose of marshals is to indicate to the riders the route to be taken (i.e. not to direct traffic!). Each marshal will be provided with a fluorescent jacket on the day together with brief instructions.
The Traffic Counter is required to take a note of the amount of traffic passing at a certain point on the course. A pencil and official recording form will be supplied. Instructions are simple and can be given on the day!
If you would like to make a cake (or 2) for the event that would be much appreciated. You will be reimbursed for the cost of ingredients! Please let me know though or else I will be heading for that supermarket chocolate.
Kitchen Staff – serving teas and coffees to riders, supporters and helpers (helpers get free tea or coffee!).