GS Henley at the Wallingford Festival of Cycling – 8th July

GS Henley will once again be running their round of the ORRL race league at the Wallingford Festival of Cycling this year. If you’ve not been before you’re missing out, it’s a great day out… watching some really frantic races around a tight, technical 1 mile closed-road circuit right through the town centre! There are also slightly less adrenaline-fuelled events on the course…vintage bikes, penny farthings and unicycles have previously featured!

As a club, we need to provide 30 marshals for the Sunday afternoon (2:30pm – 6:30pm) to cover the mens and womens ORRL races. You’ll be well looked after, with food, drink and a free t-shirt. The organisers have also free entry to the 50km sportive in the morning (with our own set-off wave too), then there will be changing rooms and showers, as well as a secure lock-up for your bike while you get a front-row view of the afternoon racing. They are also offering discounts for friends and families of marshals who would like to get involved in the 5-mile fun event. There won’t be a club run this weekend, so this is a great chance to have get a ride in, and also support the club.

All marshals will be fully briefed, and you don’t need any previous experience. The entire circuit is closed-roads, so also no dealing with traffic management.

We’re hoping to have a strong club presence there, with the club marquee and banners around as well…it’s a real opportunity to advertise the club, and also give back to the cycling community! The committee will be putting out a call for volunteers in the near future, however if you’re already keen to be involved, please contact Pete Beisty, who is organsing this years event.

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