Volunteer, make things happen, earn rewards

Volunteer to help, become a VIP member

Our new Volunteer Incentive Program (VIP) Points for 2023 will provide tangible rewards for your volunteering activity.

By volunteering, you will become a VIP member and earn VIP points. You can use these points to pay for a wide range of things related to the club. There’s a full list included in the scheme rules (Section 4) here, but if you think of something else you think should be included just let a committee member know.

Your points will accumulate over the year as you complete your volunteering activities, and you can use them right up to the end of the following year. For example, if you choose to marshal for the Open 50 time trial in July 2024, your points are usable until the end of 2025. Your points are allocated to you as soon as the event or activity has happened.

You can view your points and any other VIP member’s points in the record sheet here. We’ll also celebrate VIP members on a regular basis.

In 2024 the club is organising the following volunteer-run events. You can put yourself forward to help through the contact information shown against each:

  • 24th March 2024 – 25 mile Open Time Trial. Needs:
    Start assistant 25 VIP pts
    Finish assistant 25 VIP pts
    HQ – sign on and results 25 VIP pts
    HQ – catering 25 VIP pts
    Turn marshals x7 25 VIP pts each
    Contact: Jaz Clarke.
  • 13th April 2024 – 10 mile Open Time Trial.
    Needs:
    Start assistant 25 VIP pts
    Finish assistant 25 VIP pts
    HQ – sign on and results 25 VIP pts
    HQ – catering 25 VIP pts
    Turn marshals x3 25 VIP pts each
    Contact: Simon Cox.
  • TBC: Men’s road race. The road race needs:
    A lead organiser 100 VIP pts
    Marshals (in addition to the Accredited Marshals arranged by British Cycling) 25 pts each
    Drivers for a number of cars in the convoy 40 pts each
    People to help with teas, coffees and cakes. 25 pts each
    Contact: the club.

     

  • 17 weeks of Wednesday evening events from mid-April to mid-August making up the The Classic League – Two people are needed to run this, one of whom needs to have a car to take the signs out. Volunteer rota to put your name down is here (also contains the guidance on what to do). 10 VIP pts each.
    Contact: Craig Rockliffe or Jim Dyke.
 
  • 6th July 2024 – 50 mile Open Time Trial. Needs:  Start assistant – Finish assistant – HQ – sign on and results – HQ – catering – turn marshals x6 Contact: Mark Bradley
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  • TBC: Women’s road race.
  • The road races need: Marshals (in addition to the Accredited Marshals arranged by British Cycling) 25 VIP pts
  • Drivers for a number of cars in the convoy 40 VIP pts
    – People to help with teas, coffees and cakes 25 VIP pts
    Contact: Tim Barnes

     

  • 20th October 2024 – Open Hillclimb event at Burrington Combe.
    Contact: Cameron Graley.