Volunteer for Cycling UK and be part of RideLondon 2016
Cycling UK is looking for people to join its exciting and energetic team of Dr Bike and Cycle Chaperone volunteers at RideLondon FreeCycle 2016.
Volunteers are needed to support the thousands of new cyclists taking to the closed roads, by offering them a quick Dr Bike service check at this fantastic celebration of cycling. So do you know how to fix a puncture and oil a chain? Why not give a day to cycling and join Cycling UK on the 30 July.
Volunteers are also needed for our unique Cycle Chaperone service, this involves guiding cyclists to the newest addition of the RideLondon Festival of Cycling at the South Bank. Where there will be a hive of cycling activities throughout the day in front of the iconic London Eye. So if you are looking for a fun interactive experience and would like to escort groups of cyclists from the FreeCycle route to the festival site, we would welcome your support on Saturday 30 July.
Support for volunteers
All Cycling UK volunteers will receive a Cycling UK volunteer pack containing;
- Travel subsidy up to £10
- Food and refreshments on the day
- Cycling UK / RideLondon t-shirt
- Other cycling goodies
- Entry into a prize draw to win a guaranteed rider place at next year’s RideLondon
Choose the location you would like to volunteer at
At last year’s Prudential RideLondon FreeCycle Festival, Cycling UK organised 6 Dr Bike service stations at St Pauls, Green Park, Guildhall Yard, Somerset House, Lincoln Inn Fields and Leadenhall Market and managed to help over 2,800 people with their bikes.This was only achieved with the help of over a hundred fantastic volunteers.
The 2016 Prudential RideLondon FreeCycle is set to be even bigger, and Cycling UK have been asked to deliver our Dr Bike service again. To match the high demand for the service at last year's FreeCycle event, Cycling UK will be hosting Dr Bike services at Green Park, St Pauls, Guildhall Yard, Leadenhall Market, Somerset House, Lincoln's Inn Fields and an additional cycle chaperone service at London's South Bank to help cyclists who aren't confident ride on a stretch of road alongside traffic.
This year, our aim is to be able to help over 3,000 people have their bike checked before, during or after they have cycled around the cycle route. Free, optional Dr Bike training sessions will be offered to all volunteers.
The aim of the Dr Bike service is to offer all participants a free M-Check on their bike before or while on the FreeCycle route. To help you brush up on your bike mechanic skills we have created a basic M-Check video for you.