Sunday, April 01, 2007

Le Grand Depart

As I've mentioned, I plan to be in London on July 7-8 for the prologue and first stage of the Tour de France.
But how about this for an option?
The London organizers are seeking volunteers for the Tour's first visit to the United Kingdom since 1994.
Transport for London (TfL) is looking for thousands of volunteers to help marshal the race. For their efforts, the volunteers will enjoy prime viewing locations of the peloton.
"Volunteer marshals will be stationed in prime viewing positions along the route, and will get a rare chance to get up close and personal with all the action," according to a TfL press release. "There are almost 1,000 junctions to marshal and more than two million people expected to line the streets. Volunteers are needed along the route to assist with managing crossing points, controlling and assisting the crowds of spectators, and ensuring that cars don't try to use the closed roads."
The Tour de France begins in London with an opening ceremony on Friday July 6 in Trafalgar Square.
The prologue takes place on Saturday July 7 at Whitehall before racing eight miles through London and ending on The Mall.
Stage 1 begins at The Mall and runs through London to Greenwich, then to Dartford and Gravesend before finishing in Canterbury.
For more information, check out the London site.

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Sunday, April 01, 2007

Le Grand Depart

As I've mentioned, I plan to be in London on July 7-8 for the prologue and first stage of the Tour de France.
But how about this for an option?
The London organizers are seeking volunteers for the Tour's first visit to the United Kingdom since 1994.
Transport for London (TfL) is looking for thousands of volunteers to help marshal the race. For their efforts, the volunteers will enjoy prime viewing locations of the peloton.
"Volunteer marshals will be stationed in prime viewing positions along the route, and will get a rare chance to get up close and personal with all the action," according to a TfL press release. "There are almost 1,000 junctions to marshal and more than two million people expected to line the streets. Volunteers are needed along the route to assist with managing crossing points, controlling and assisting the crowds of spectators, and ensuring that cars don't try to use the closed roads."
The Tour de France begins in London with an opening ceremony on Friday July 6 in Trafalgar Square.
The prologue takes place on Saturday July 7 at Whitehall before racing eight miles through London and ending on The Mall.
Stage 1 begins at The Mall and runs through London to Greenwich, then to Dartford and Gravesend before finishing in Canterbury.
For more information, check out the London site.

No comments: