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Email from Nick Brown seeking marshals for next weekends Wales Sportive. Please coordinate with Andrew to see if we can provide enough to get a donation to club funds.


The long course bike ride is next Saturday (4th June). I had a meeting with the

organisers on Thursday and we drove the route of the bike. I’ve prepared plans

showing the location of signs and also marshals. I’ve been detailed with putting

out the signs and I will probably have to start doing this on Friday. There are lots

of them and it will be a big job so I’m looking for some help. Some of the signs

further around the course (from Carew on for example) could be put up on Saturday

morning, if necessary. I’m going to be doing a drive around on the morning of the

event to check that the signs are OK. The signs will be picked up later on Saturday

or Sunday morning by one of Matthew Evans men.

The event is a sportive and as such the rules of the road will apply. So marshals

will just be a key junctions to point the direction of the route, point out any

local dangers and attend to anyone in difficulties. They will not be required to

control traffic.

The 112 mile ride starts at 7 am, the 72 mile ride starts at 9 am and the 40 mile

ride at 11.30 am. I’ve listed below the provisional times that the fastest riders

(at over 20 mph!) could be going through:-

Pembroke – 8.30 am

Carew – 9.15 am

Narberth – 9.45 am

Saundersfoot – 10.15 am

Bear in mind that the long route does the 40 mile route

(Pembroke/Carew/Narberth/Saundersfoot) twice. There is a cut off time because the

road closure in Tenby has to be removed by 4 pm. But this means that marshals on

some bits of the route may be there for most of the day.

Any help you can give me would be most welcome. A number of volunteers have already

registered with the organisers but some will not be cyclists and may not be as

experienced of the local traffic and participants requirements as some of us. I

confirmed with the organisers that a group of 10 volunteers from a club or society

will get £200 for their services, as well as a goody bag, T shirt and packed lunch.

Group leaders will also get an invite to the party on Sunday night. Full briefing

will be given to marshals on the morning of the event.

Volunteers can register online or can contact Fran or Sophie on:

sophie@activitywales.comfran@activitywales.com or call: 01437 765 777

It would be great if you could lend a hand. The plans I’ve attached show 3 areas

but for no other reason that it was the best way to fit it onto A4 paper. But it

could work out that you highlight an area on the plan and say that you could put the

signs up and provide the volunteers for that area. Let me know.

This should be a great event and I’m sure the hundreds of local riders would

appreciate your support.


Nick Brown

07748 107149

Long course bike signs (Narberth)

Long course bike signs (Pembroke to Angle)

Long course bike signs (Tenby to Pembroke)