Prudential RideLondon 2014 - Get involved!
- By London Cycling Campaign on at 2:07pm 24 June 2014
- Posted in: News and blogs
- Tagged with: volunteers, led rides, ridelondon, freecycle, prudential, Ride 100
Prudential RideLondon returns this summer on Saturday 9th and Sunday 10th August; come and celebrate cycling with London Cycling Campaign at the flagship festival and true legacy of the 2012 Games.
We have been involved with the event since its inception; delivering led rides to get riders safely to central London, promoting cycling and its benefits at FreeCycle and feeding the cyclists taking on the RideLondon Surrey 100. This year we'll be supporting the weekend once again, and we'd love you to be a part of the experience too. Here's some ways that can you get involved across the weekend.
We need 100s of people to make the whole event a success and getting into the thick of it will make for some great memories. From marshalling our led rides, to giving us a helping hand on our stand at Green Park there's a suitable role for anyone who wants to get involved with RideLondon.
Volunteers on the Green Park stand need to represent and promote our charity and run cycling games on Saturday 9th and Sunday 10th August. 4 hours shifts available. If interested, contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org
To be a ride marshal and help with led rides as part of FreeCycle SIGN UP HERE.
We also need to recruit 40 volunteers on Sunday 10th August to help give out food and water to the riders at the London Cycling Campaign stop on the RideLondon 100 – this will involve chopping bananas, filling water bottle, and waving flags to cheer them and motivate the cyclists. It's an early Sunday morning shift as we're the first pit stop on the 100 route but it's a great event to be part of – it is early in the route, so the riders are still fresh enough to be very cheerful, and there is a great team atmosphere at the stand.
Volunteers will need to be there at 6am but should be finished by 11. Road closures will be in place for the route, but you should be able to cycle on the closed roads – if you are getting to the feed station at 6, then there won’t be any participants on it. Those who did it last year really enjoyed the early morning ride on closed roads!
All volunteers will receive a RideLondon t-shirt, cap, and a London Cycling Campaign pin-badge, as well as lunch and good company. We'll also be putting everyone's name in a raffle for a free place on next year's RideLondon 100 ride.
Support Team LCC
On the 4th August 2013, 15,000 riders took part in the RideLondon 100. The 100 mile route made famous by Olympians in 2012, was not for the faint-hearted with some seriously tough climbs, but this was no match for our bicycle-loving bunch who all successfully completed the race. This year, Team LCC are part of the challenge again - you can find out who is on our team, and donate to spur them on through our Virgin Giving page - DONATE online or TEXT LDCC02 to 70070 to give £5 to help them on their way to their fundraising goals.