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Cycling festival needs volunteers – and old bikes

Cycling festival needs volunteers – and old bikes

Bourne cycle festival organisers are looking for old bikes – to paint yellow and place along the route – and Race-Makers to help as volunteers over the weekend of 31 Aug / 1 Sept.

Bourne CiCLE Festival organiser South Kesteven District Council wants to involve the community wherever possible in a weekend combining top class professional road cycle racing with events to appeal to all the family.

Cllr Nick Robins, SKDC Cabinet member for retail and the visitor economy, said “Our races are going through some 35 villages, and we need to recruit as many enthusiastic volunteers as possible to make sure that the whole weekend runs smoothly.

“That could be for just a few hours during the event or in the days leading up to the event to help to help us with preparation.

“We are also trying to get hold of old bikes to paint up is so that we can decorate the route with yellow bikes, much as the Tour de France does. We can collect those from anyone able to donate”

Organisers are looking for volunteers to help with marshalling and stewarding on the route. No experience is required – just a sense of funand the ability to blow a whistle and wave a flag!

Bourne’s Wellhead Park is the place to enjoy cycling-themed fun on both days, with BMX bike extravaganza, skateboarding, vintage cycling demonstrations, refreshments, stalls and entertainment.

All details of the festival are on www.bourneciclefestival.com with routes and times for all four major cycling events taking place over the weekend – men’s and women’s Elite races, a time trial and an amateur riders’ Sportive.

Volunteers or anyone with an old bike to donate is asked to get in touch on bourneciclefestival@southkesteven.gov.uk.


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This event is organised by Leisure & Visitor economy teams at South Kestven District Council supported by Brian Moran, Race Director & Colin Clews, Race advisor


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