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• Have you got what it takes
to become a Regional Road Commissaire!
South East Region is now looking for volunteers to
become Regional Road commissaires.
The growth of road and circuit racing in the Region
over the last 2 years has stretched our existing pool
of commissaires to the limit. It is essential that the
Region starts to recruit new blood now to ensure that
in the coming years our race programme is not adversely
affected. Those of you who have raced for a number of
years have a wealth of knowledge and experience which
can be passed on.
Why become a commissaire?
" Put something back into the sport we all love
" A rewarding job seeing the best rider win
" Meet people with the same passion for the sport
Enjoyment of being outdoors
" Be in the company of people who all want to enjoy
themselves in a good atmosphere
" Your club needs more people to officiate so you
can all race in a series
To become an Assistant Commissaire you will need to
complete an online module. This will be followed by
a one day course and pass a home learning assessment.
You will then receive a "logbook in which to record
your practical experience. Candidates will then be expected
to attend events working in a verity of roles after
which the event's Chief Commissaire will either sign-off
the module or make further recommendations. Once all
of the modules have been completed the logbook can be
submitted with a view to the candidate being upgraded
to Regional Commissaire. It normally takes 6 events
to reach this stage.
Interested in becoming a commissaire?
Please fill in the application
form and return it to the Regional Events Officer
(REO). (see details below)
Being a Commissaire will entitle you to:
" Free bronze membership for Regional Commissaires
" Member discounts
" Free clothing for Regional Commissaires and above
" Quarterly Commissaire Matters Newsletter
" Attend annual Inter-regional Commissaire Conferences
" Support from Cycle Sport Education Team and Regional
For more information and to register your interest in
volunteering please contact:
Eric Lejeune, British Cycling South East Regional Events
Officer on 07940 302253 or email
• Accredited Marshal Scheme
Support cycling in the South East: volunteer
as an British Cycling Accredited Marshal!
British Cycling is now looking for volunteers in the
South East to become Accredited Marshals at road cycling
An Accredited Marshal is a trained road cycling marshal
who is legally empowered to stop and hold traffic during
a race using a new Stop Cycle Race Sign approved by
the Department for Transport.
By volunteering as an Accredited Marshal you will be
playing an important role in
securing the future of road racing in this country by
helping us to make staging road
races easier, more professional and, most importantly
of all, safer for riders and other road users.
You'll also be helping to make sure that these great
events continue happening in your local community and
helping British Cycling to provide our next generation
of cycling talent with the opportunity to race safely
and regularly on Britain's roads.
British Cycling will provide you with the training you
need including an online module and a practical training
session. After this you will be ready to start marshalling!
Each marshal is expected to commit to a minimum of five
A thank you from British Cycling
As a thank you for your time, support and hard work
we'll be giving all Accredited Marshals who attend the
training course a free British Cycling Bronze Membership.
Volunteers will also be awarded with a certificate and
receive free Accredited Marshal clothing.
For more information and to register your interest
in volunteering please contact Eric Lejeune, British
Cycling Regional Events Officer for the South East on
07940 302 253 or Eric
For additional information britishcycling.org.uk/accreditedmarshal
• Race Radio's
BC have decided to use a system of personal communication
for races that will supersede the older CB radios that
are in use at many events. It is likely that there will
be an opportunity for clubs to purchase such units from
BC at a substantial discount to retail prices.
The in car units will cost around £300 and will
come ready programmed with BC frequencies and their
use covered by the BC licence. If your club is likely
to be interested, then please reply to this email with
The hand held radios offer good coverage and can be
equipped to be used in a car with external aerial, microphone
and 12v adapter. These units are approximately £75-£100
and can be purchased from retail outlets such as Maplins
- (Mitex General for example).
• Cycle Racing on the Public Highway
Cycle racing on the public roads is permitted under
the Road Traffic Act (Cycle Racing on Highways Regulations
1960 (amended 1980 & 1995)) provided that certain
conditions are fulfilled.
• Breeze - Cycle Rides for Women
Breeze is South East Region Women only bike ride programme.
Its aim is to have fun, free and informal bike rides.
Please click on the link below for further information
as regards dates etc.
• Surrey League & South East Road
Online Race/Membership Entries
Online entry is available to the SCRL and SERRL 2014
events and a reminder that applications for 2014 for
membership to both leagues is also now being taken online.
The leagues have a large healthy calendar of events
catering for all abilities.
• Sky Ride
We will be training sixty Sky Ride leaders and thirty
Breeze champions in Surrey this Summer to support the
delivery of our ride programmes in partnership with
Surrey County Council.
• South East Regional Road Race Championships
Click the link below for further information regarding
our Road Race Championships. The women's event will
be held the day before the men's event.