One of our club members is the transport and logistics director for the OVO Energy Women’s Tour and the Tour of Britain, as well as other top bike races. He’s asked the club whether our members would like to help to crew the Women’s Tour this year.
However, this is not just a volunteer event. As a top-level UCI event there are daily allowances, food, accommodation and other benefits involved. It sounds like a fantastic opportunity to get very close to a UCI-level event and to see what goes on, and to be a part of making it happen. There will be world-class riders taking part!
The 2019 OVO Energy Women’s Tour is a 6-day event and starts on Monday 10 June and finishes Sunday 15 June, with a Race HQ day on Sunday 9 June. Race HQ day takes place at a hotel near the event start, where all the briefing meetings take place, and all event staff/crew receive their accreditation and clothing.
The delivery of these events is essentially split into 3 teams of crew – the starts, the route (including Queen of the Mountains & Sprints) and the finishes. Each team works independently of each other, so the start team will go from one start build to the next, and the same for the routes and finishes teams.
All crew work on the whole event, moving from stage to stage driving and/or as a passenger in a van, being paid a daily allowance, with all accommodation and food included. The working days are long but there is no better way to experience the Women’s Tour, a UCI World Tour level race, generally regarded by the riders as the best on their event calendar.
The above is just a brief outline of what’s required. If you are interested in working on this event, then please send an email to Paul Knight at [email protected] for further and more specific information regarding the current available roles.