Volunteer for Cycling UK and be part of RideLondon 2017

Thousands of cyclists at Prudential RideLondon FreeCycle
Thousands of cyclists at Prudential RideLondon FreeCycle

Cycling UK is looking for people to join its exciting and energetic team of Dr Bike at RideLondon FreeCycle 2017

Volunteers are needed to support the thousands of new cyclists taking to the streets of London for Prudential RideLondon FreeCycle 29 July 2017. This closed road cycle event offers something for everyone whether you cycle regularly or infrequently, so don't miss out on the fun! Cycling UK and its volunteers lend a helping hand to those who need some mechanical support throughout the day by offering them a quick Dr Bike service check (see video below). So do you know how to fix a puncture and oil a chain or maybe you would just like to offer your support at the Dr Bike activation sites around the FreeCycle course. If so, why not give a day to cycling and helping others and join Cycling UK on the 29 July.

Register to volunteer at one of our Dr Bike Activation sites on the map below.

Get involved 

  1. Choose the location you would like to volunteer at

  2. Volunteer Now

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

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.





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