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How to become a Tour de Yorkshire Tour Maker

Cyclist magazine
22 Jan 2019

Your chance to volunteer at Britain's biggest stage race

With the UCI World Championships heading there this September, the 2019 men's and women's Tour de Yorkshire races could be set to attract its strongest ever field and you can have the chance to get up close and personal. 

Race organisers are searching for 1,300 volunteers to become Tour Makers, a role that helps the event run to plan, ensure the safe passage of the peloton and provide each and every spectator with the best experience of professional cycling. 

Importantly, Tour Makers will be relied upon to be ambassadors for the county to those visiting 'God's Own Country' for the stage race.

To make sure they attract the right characters, organisers have also released 10 qualities that they search for in every volunteer.

Those qualities are: Passionate about Yorkshire, welcoming, reliable, friendly, fun, organised, approachable, caring, enthusiastic and energetic.

Further information regarding becoming a Tour Maker and other opportunities can be found here.

Sir Gary Verity, chief executive of Welcome to Yorkshire, commented on the work of the Tour Makers and how they help control one of the world's most spectated races. 

'We simply couldn’t run the Tour de Yorkshire without our brilliant Tour Makers,' Verity said. 'They provide great support for the Welcome to Yorkshire team making sure everyone who comes to watch the race has the best possible experience, and that everything runs nice and smoothly.

'We’re immensely grateful for their time and dedication and the race just wouldn’t be the same without them.'

Now approaching its fifth edition, this year's races will take place between Thursday 2nd and Sunday 5th May, traversing some of Yorkshire's toughest roads including the World Championships finish circuit in Harrogate.

The Worlds will then visit Yorkshire in September from the Sunday 21st starting with the official World Championships sportive and mixed relay team time-trial before culminating with the men's road race on Sunday 29th.