Volunteering is a great way to help the charities involved and to meet new people with similar interests. Volunteering has been scientifically shown to be good for your moral and physical well-being! (see this Harvard Medical School research and Doing good does you good) For a volunteer’s view from 2018, see “What’s it like to volunteer?” at the foot of this page.
Volunteer roles at the Fleet Flyer
Do you have enthusiasm and a few hours to spare? The roles we are looking for are outlined below.
Drivers and helpers needed:
We need drivers and helpers to drive a section of the route on Saturday 11th May and put out direction signs at junctions, attaching them to posts or driving in stakes. If you have transport, that would help greatly. We need at least two hours per vehicle.
At the start at Hart Leisure centre, on Sunday 12th May:
Between 07:00 and 09:30: Helpers to register starters and give them ride sheets and numbers
Between 10:30 and 17:30: Helpers to register finishers and issue medals
At feed stations, on Sunday 12th May:
Various times from 09:00 (depending on the location): Helpers to unpack food and drink, and hand out to weary and very grateful riders! Then to pack away at the end. If you have transport, that would help greatly.
At various junctions along the route, on Sunday 12th May:
Various times from 08:00 (depending on the location): Marshals to direct riders at key junctions. High-visibility wear will be provided. If you have transport, that would help greatly.
Driving along the route, Sunday 12th May afternoon/evening :
We need drivers and helpers to drive a section of the route and retrieve the direction signs at junctions. If you have transport, that would help greatly.
How to volunteer
Please fill in the form below. We will endeavour to contact you very soon. Feel free to include a telephone number if you wish.
What’s it like to volunteer?
Volunteers in 2018 included Ken Cook, a long-term member of Cycling UK and an experienced ride leader and event organiser who had recently moved into the area. Ken says: “I responded to a need for help when I saw in CycleClips that Fleet Cycling were looking for marshals for their inaugural event, which they intend to run annually. He continues: “It was uplifting to see the groups of riders coming through at intervals and to receive their thanks for the part I was playing in the event, that is to help them negotiate a junction safely. An added bonus was the consideration shown by motorists, which I find is a major benefit of ‘group’ riding. The demand upon my time was not great, but the pleasure derived from seeing 300+ riders of all ages and abilities enjoying a well-organised ride while raising money for a worthy cause is immeasurable. I thoroughly recommend it!”