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Tour of Britain appeals for volunteers

Created on 08/08/2011 @ 12:42
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Local residents can 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.
The tour will launch one of its legs from Powis Castle on September 14 and residents are being invited to get involved.
Several hundred people have volunteered via the official website to be a part of the 2011 Tour of Britain, which begins in Scotland on September 11, showcasing over 1,000 kilometres of British countryside on its journey to the central London grand finale on September 18.
"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.”
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.
To volunteer, head to and click on the Volunteer tab.
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