“Veloteers” needed for RideLondon

On Sunday 31 July the fourth Prudential RideLondon-Surrey 100 starts in Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, then follows a 100-mile route on closed roads through the capital and into Surrey’s stunning countryside.

The organisers are appealing for pedestrain crossing point volunteers. These volunteer stewards – ‘Veloteers’ – will be required in Wimbledon to act as a first line of contact to the vast number of spectators expected to watch the event, providing specific information on safety, as well as more generalised information, such as event timings, local facilities, toilets, food outlets, trains, trams and buses etc.

Based along the route for the Prudential RideLondon-Surrey 100 and Classic events, they will support the public by enabling pedestrians to cross the route safely at designated points. This is a great opportunity to gain hands-on event experience, as part of a fun, enthusiastic team. Veloteers will be required to attend a one hour briefing session before the event and to be available to volunteer for one of the following shifts on the day of the event:

  • 8.30am – 1.30pm
  • 12.30pm – 6.30pm
  • 8.30am – 6.30pm

Veloteers will also be provided with lunch and a goody bag, including a t-shirt, water bottle, hat and pin badge.

If you are interested in being involved in this spectacular event and want a front row view of the action, then please email Sarah at the Merton Voluntary Service Council by Friday 8th July 2016.

Please also be advised that there will be road closures in and around Wimbledon during this event. The closures will affect public transport and businesses whose staff will be travelling in to work in Wimbledon town centre on Sunday 31 July. Commuters are advised to check whether their bus routes are affected. Trains, trams and tubes will operate as normal.

For more details about this event, including road closures please visit Prudential RideLondon.