26-28 FEBURARY 2010
Detailed information on the weekend’s events and times can
Be found on the wellington Mountasin Bike clubs Website: http://www.wmtbc.org.nz/
Its not long now until our club will be hosting the national champs Downhill in Long Gully (LG) and the 4 x & Dual cross races in Berhampore. The downhill track is in the last stages of completion and the 4x track is going through some upgrading changes as we speak.
It’s at this point we need to start sourcing the volunteers that will hold this event together and make it a success.
Because both of these events are tied in with the international body UCI, we have stricter standards and minimum requirements we have to abide by which in turn means a lot more people need to volunteers to help out to get everything done.
Another factor we are faced with is that the attendance levels at the previous national rounds this year have been in the very high, which could work out to be about double the number of people we have had at any club race in the last year.
What this all means is if we have the right number of people in all the right places everything will run smoothly.
Just because you’re racing doesn’t mean you can’t help out either. We have a few tasks that need to be done outside the practice and race periods.
Also we really need all you younger riders/racers to ask your parents if they can help out at any time during the event.
Listed below are some of the jobs we need help with.
Note: Because the events are run over 3 days we are expecting volunteers to be flexible to pick and choose times and days that suit them the best and where possible we will be rotating them and dividing the longer tasks between several people as much as possible to keep things interesting.
Long Gully Downhill Race 26th, 27th, 28th February
4-6 helpers Practice days (Fri, Sat) 8-10 helpers Race day (Sunday)
The track marshall’s job is to be stationed at the semi-dangerous points on the track to alert spectators of approaching riders (whistle) and call (radio supplied) for emergency first aid help and to stop racers entering the crash site when required. The most dangerous points will have first aid stationed there, so having first aid skills is not a requirement for this task.
Truck loading – Required: Fri, Sat, Sun – 2-3 helpers each day
During the course of the downhill hundreds of people will be queuing to load up onto the transport to get as many runs in as possible. To make our transport system work efficiently and to keep the waiting time down it is important to have some law and order by keeping riders queuing and moving to transports efficiently. (Suited to a parent)
Truck driving - Required: Fri, Sat, Sun – 2-3 helpers each day
We are currently organizing to have 5 transports on hand with trailers, but it’s a little touch and go whether we will have enough drivers on hand to keep things ticking over.
We really need a couple of extra people available to jump in when needed.
Timing volunteers – Required: Sun (race day) – 3 helpers required
Nzbike has asked for a couple of volunteers to assist their timing experts.
This will mainly be about organizing the starting orders at the top and sending the riders off and keeping an eye on the finish line to keep track of who comes past.
Miscellaneous tasks – (more to come)
1x Setting up sponsors signage - Race day
2x assist in marking the track out – Sunday and Wednesday before practice.
1-2 event village setup assistance – Race day 1-2 hours first thing in the morning
2 people to help out as required for on the day unexpected tasks.
2-2 packing & cleaning up ,if you have some time at the end of the event please come and ask ,there will be plenty to do.
Anyone that can help needs to send an email to Jordon at firstname.lastname@example.org with the task and time period you may be available.