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The Role of Marshall

The key element of the role of a Marshall is to provide directional guidance to the participants of the cycling event, providing warning to riders, members of the public, passing vehicular traffic and to act as a point of contact to help riders back to the event HQ in the event that a rider has problems continuing the ride.  This last point could be to make contact with HQ to re-patriate riders back to the HQ. Marshalls are deployed in pairs for company and safety. 

The types of locations a Marshall is deployed to are:

  • Road Junctions
  • Road Crossing
  • Blackspots in tracker coverage
  • Base of Descents
  • Water Point

Charitable Donations

A donation of £50 per Marshall per day is paid to the Festival Charity for each volunteer performing the role of a Marshall.

Deployment

Marshalls are asked to drive themselves to locations on the highways.  Marshalls located on tracks and in more remote locations can be dropped off and picked up by the organisers.

Marshalls are asked to stand-down when the final Sweep Vehicle passes them.

Briefing

Prior to each ride the Marshalls will receive a briefing and be issued with equipment and any welfare packs such as food / water.

Following each ride Marshalls are asked to return to the HQ for a de-brief and to return issued equipment.

Equipment Provided by Raiders Gravel organisers

  • High Viz vest
  • Whistle
  • Flags
  • Radio per pair of Marshalls

Marshalls Own Equipment

Marshalls are expected to bring some equipment of their own.

  • Suitable clothing for the location and conditions
  • Sunscreen
  • Insect repellent
  • Folding Chair (Recommended)

Profile of a Marshall

The role is a Marshall is not strenuous but a Marshall may have to stand for a couple of hours in uncomfortable weather situations.  Minimum Age 16 years.

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