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VOLUNTEER POSITIONSFOLLOW CAR DRIVERS

To warn other road users that there are cyclists racing ahead and to protect riders from rear end collisions.

Arrival Time

Please ensure you arrive at least 1 1/2 hours prior to the published race start time. If by unforseen circumstances you are running late please phone ahead to the Race Director to let them know. Please take your own car and also ensure that you have adequate fuel to drive the distance of the race!.

Equipment Required

Magnetic roof sign, rear window sign, revolving warning amber light and car CB/hand held radio.

Prior to the start of the race

  • Check in and collect folder.
  • Attend Follow car driver's briefing.
  • Collect the equipment you require.
  • Check the radio is operating (the channel has been set)
  • Collect the range of bib numbers from Entry Table.
  • Help marshal riders into briefing area

Call Sign

If you have a radio please use the name on your folder as your call sign: eg. LEAD CAR, CAR B, Spotter etc.

During the event

  • Turn on your headlights and revolving flashing light for the duration of the race.
  • Keep 50-100m behind the riders.
  • Be aware of the traffic following and move as far to the left when you think that they can safely pass the bunch.
  • If a car is attempting to pass you and the bunch, and in your judgment it is dangerous. Move towards the centre of the road to indicate that it's unsafe to pass.
  • Should a rider make his/her way up to the bunch, move towards the centre of road so that they can pass you on the inside.
  • If a rider falls. Check to see if he/she is OK; contact the Race Director by radio or mobile phone.
  • Radio or phone the Race Director of any potential dangers on the course.
  • If a rider is dropped and its looks like he/she will not make contact with the bunch. Pass the rider and position yourself behind the bunch.
  • Record the numbers of dropped riders on a pad. Hand it in or radio the numbers to the Finish.
  • If a rider is having mechanical problem. Check to see if they are OK but do not give them assistance.
  • If a rider has made the decision to quit the race. You may offer him/her a ride back to the finish.
  • Record a rider/s bib number if they break the road rules and hand it into the Race Director.
  • If possible, record the bib number of the rider and when they got dropped (for grading purposes).

After the Race

  • Return your folder and radio to the designated person
  • Return the equipment to the designated person.
  • Complete your post race task that is on the schedule sheet
  • Attend the debriefing
  • Notify the Race Director before you leave


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